A 66-year-old male asked:
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Even one dental implant means that , after healing, the patient needs periodic periodontal (vs general) cleanings since there is no gingival attachment?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Correct: If there is loss of gingiva around the dental implant maintaining the dental implant is very important. Often your dentist will be able to maintain healthy gums around the dental implant as long as you brush and floss properly and frequently on your own.
Answered on Jun 7, 2013
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