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How many people see a periodontist for cleaning?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Lots
Adults with a healthy mouth to see dds for cleaning 2-4 times a year. That's millions-how many actually go? Who knows.
Can a general dentist handle it? Certainly. Periodontists are gum specialists. Commonest cause of tooth loss is not bad teeth, but bad gums. They will decide on the appropriate frequency for cleanings, follow up, surgery (if needed).

In brief: Lots
Adults with a healthy mouth to see dds for cleaning 2-4 times a year. That's millions-how many actually go? Who knows.
Can a general dentist handle it? Certainly. Periodontists are gum specialists. Commonest cause of tooth loss is not bad teeth, but bad gums. They will decide on the appropriate frequency for cleanings, follow up, surgery (if needed).
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
In brief: This varies
Whether or not to have your general dentist treat and maintain your periodontal health depends upon three factors: 1-how severe the problem; 2-your general dentist's knowledge, skills and preferences and 3-whom you feel the most comfortable seeing.
There is no right or wrong answer. Every situation is different. Some offices alternate maintenance visits.

In brief: This varies
Whether or not to have your general dentist treat and maintain your periodontal health depends upon three factors: 1-how severe the problem; 2-your general dentist's knowledge, skills and preferences and 3-whom you feel the most comfortable seeing.
There is no right or wrong answer. Every situation is different. Some offices alternate maintenance visits.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Eric Linden
Dentistry - Periodontics
In brief: Most
Most of our patients who have completed active treatment will be seen on the average every three months to maintain their periodontal health.

In brief: Most
Most of our patients who have completed active treatment will be seen on the average every three months to maintain their periodontal health.
Dr. Eric Linden
Dr. Eric Linden
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