Over a year ago, I went to the dentist and had the same thing, deep pockets and gum disease. I was told to go to a periodontist for a deep cleaning.
I looked it up on the internet and none of it was good. The pain and scaling of the teeth was painful and expensive.
After much research I called the dentist back. I was talking to one of the women there at the office. She said since I was not wanting to go that route that there was one other thing I could do. She said they had this patient that brushed with myrrh everyday and her gums are healthy as can be and didn't need a deep cleaning and scaling nor gum surgery. And she had no teeth lose either.
I did some research on myrrh and sure enough it is used for gum disease. So I started this procedure myself of flossing every day and rinsing then brushing my teeth with toothpaste, you can use sensitive if your gums are receded as mine were.
This do in the a.m. then at night same thing, but then you open one of the myrrh capsules and put it on your toothbrush and brush your teeth with it, being careful to make sure it gets to your gums. You do not rinse this out, spit out any left over in your mouth.
You go to bed with this myrrh in your mouth, you cannot drink or rinse after you have brushed with it. Now mind you the myrrh is bitter tasting and gritty. You will get used to it. You do this every night. If you have especially deep pockets, you can open the capsule and pour it into the pocket if necessary. You will also notice after a little while your teeth will not be as sensitive.
I wasn't using sensitive toothpaste at first and noticed that the myrrh took care of that also. After you do the research and see what gum disease can do to your gums and loose teeth and not have any bone to support false teeth the myrrh will be such a blessing to you! After doing this for 6 months straight every night, I went for my next dental appt. and the lady who I saw before was amazed. She kept looking at the notes on the chart and then asked me what I had done. I told her and she was amazed. The Dentist came in and was very pleased.
And so was I, because it is not painful and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. The myrrh comes in capsules 100 to a bottle and costs approximately $11 a bottle. You can get it at your health food stores. It is worth the effort. My gums are healthy now and I don't have to be concerned about bad breath. Let me know what you decide!