When Your Dentist Tells You That You Need A Gross Debridement

Dental cleaning is a common aspect of any regular checkup. But what about when your checkups haven't been as regular as they should have been? If it has been some years since you last visited your dentist (or even some decades), they might take a look inside your mouth and tell you that you're in need of a gross debridement. No, your dentist isn't telling you that your mouth is gross, and in this context, a gross debridement is the large scale removal of problematic compounds (such as plaque, tartar, and oral bacteria).