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How do you explain the need for SC/RP vs. a prophy, and why a prophy can’t be done if SC/RP is indicated?

I had a patient today that just could not understand why she needed sc/rp and not just a “regular cleaning.” This is after I tried and tried to make her understand the difference.



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Here is a link to a Q&A article I wrote about explaining perio treatment to a patient:
 
https://www.todaysrdh.com/ask-kara-rdh-what-is-the-best-way-to-suggest-perio-treatment-to-a-patient/
 
Here are a few other links to similar questions that you may find helpful:
 
http://www.dentalhygieneanswers.com/how-do-i-explain-need-for-perio-cleaning-instead-of-just-prophy-to-patients/
 
http://www.dentalhygieneanswers.com/how-do-you-explain-difference-between-regular-cleaning-and-deep-cleaning/
 
http://www.dentalhygieneanswers.com/how-do-you-explain-to-a-patient-that-has-had-a-prophy-for-years-that-they-have-gum-disease/

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