Townie® Poll

Periodontics

Poll conducted from 12/6/2010 To 1/7/2011

Do you perform crown lengthening in your office?
634 total votes
54%
a. Yes
46%
b. No
Have you performed a biopsy in the last 12 months?
491 total votes
35%
a. Yes
65%
b. No
Which patients receive a full mouth probing/periodontal charting?
494 total votes
64%
a. All new patients
34%
b. Only patients with periodontal issues
2%
c. None
Do you or your hygienists use a topical anesthetic for patient comfort during scaling?
492 total votes
56%
a. Yes, for selective scaling only
25%
b. Yes, for all scaling/root planing patients
13%
c. No, patients are numbed with syringe only
5%
d. We do not use anesthetic on hygiene patients
Do your hygienists have certification to administer local anesthetic?
477 total votes
53%
a. Yes
47%
b. No
Would you consider using a buffering agent in your anesthetic to provide rapid onset of anesthesia and a comfortable injection?
480 total votes
67%
a. Yes
33%
b. No
How often do you expose patients to full mouth X-rays?
493 total votes
42%
a. All patients at new patient exam
32%
b. Selected new patients only
26%
c. We use panorex and four bite wings

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