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Doctor insights on: Does Deep Cleaning Of Teeth Increase The Risk For Premature Delivery Of A Baby

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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How is deep cleaning of teeth done?

How is deep cleaning of teeth done?

Don't Worry: Normally the affected area is numbed first. This can be done with traditional local anesthetic or a needle-less topical alternative. Once the gums are numb, the hygienist will remove all the debris which has collected below the gums, with ultrasonic and hand instruments. Then the roots are gently smoothed. Often, a medicated rinse is placed, or long-lasting antibiotics. You'll be comfortable. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol after deep cleaning of teeth?

Yes, Usually: If you had a regular "deep cleaning, " what dentists call scaling and root planing, then you can drink alcohol--usually by the next day or so. However, if you had a more assertive procedure--perhaps surgery, or something which required stitches--you should avoid alcohol until everything has healed properly. Each case is different, so ask you dentist, periodontist, or hygienist. ...Read more

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Can I avoid deep cleaning if I get my teeth scale & polish frequently?

Can I avoid deep cleaning if I get my teeth scale & polish frequently?

Probably: If you haven't been told that you have gum disease before and haven't had deep cleanings before, then yes, regular cleanings involving scaling and polishing can help you avoid gum disease. Deep cleanings are generally done when there are signs of active gum disease. While regular cleanings are helpful, your daily oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing has a greater impact. ...Read more

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Can i have a deep cleaning for teeth with fillings?

Can i have a deep cleaning for teeth with fillings?

Why?: if you have bad gums you need a thorough job, and your gums may bleed. The rubber dam is placed to protect the fillings from contamination, it is more difficult with bleeding gums. If you get the filling before the deep cleaning and you have cavities under the gum level, the fillings may not adapt properly. Discuss the Pros and Cons with your dentist. ...Read more

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I have a hole inbetween my gums and teeth after a deep cleaning, is this normal?

I have a hole inbetween my gums and teeth after a deep cleaning, is this normal?

It is normal: It is likely that you finally have tartar removed between your teeth and it feels like a "hole". If you are not certain or concern, see your dentist for re-evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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My teeth feel loose after a deep cleaning. Will they tighten up on their own or should I have a procedure done?

My teeth feel loose after a deep cleaning. Will they tighten up on their own or should I have a procedure done?

Within normal limits: though somewhat normal, this may be lessened by more frequent flossing BETWEEN cleanings. You likely have some gingivitis occurring. ...Read more

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Is it normal to take over 2 months for inflame gums between 2 teeth to heal after deep cleaning? i had inflame gums heal in one area faster than other

Is it normal to take over 2 months for inflame gums between 2 teeth to heal after deep cleaning? i had inflame gums heal in one area faster than other

It varies: Healing of tissues varies from one patient to another and sometimes in the same patient. That depends on many local and systemic factors related to the patient and the procedure performed. If healing is prolonged, check with your dentist to evaluate if a certain intervention may be needed. ...Read more

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What is deep cleaning for teeth . Is it safe?

What is deep cleaning for teeth . Is it safe?

Absolutely !: Deep cleaning is indicated for patients who have an unusually large amount of calculus and/or periodontal pocketing. It involves meticulous removal of hardened deposits above and below the gumline in an effort to bring the gums back to optimum health. It is perfectly safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Premature Delivery (Definition)

Premature delivery is birth prior to the 37th ...Read more