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Is it possible to have gingivitis ==> bone loss?

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Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Indirectly, Yes

Nearly everyone has gingivitis.
If you have any plaque on your teeth anywhere, you'll have some associated gingivitis. However, this is reversible with a professional "cleaning" & excellent oral hygiene. If it's left untreated, however, it very often progresses to "periodontitis, " which leads to irreversible bone loss. So, gingivitis by itself does not destroy bone, but it can get worse over time.

In brief: Indirectly, Yes

Nearly everyone has gingivitis.
If you have any plaque on your teeth anywhere, you'll have some associated gingivitis. However, this is reversible with a professional "cleaning" & excellent oral hygiene. If it's left untreated, however, it very often progresses to "periodontitis, " which leads to irreversible bone loss. So, gingivitis by itself does not destroy bone, but it can get worse over time.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dr. Daniel Wolter
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Dr. steven Present
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

If not properly treated gingival inflammation (gingivitis) can progress to periodontitis (bone loss).

In brief: Yes

If not properly treated gingival inflammation (gingivitis) can progress to periodontitis (bone loss).
Dr. steven Present
Dr. steven Present
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

If the gingivitis becomes severe it can lead to bone loss around the teeth.
However, gingivitis is easily treated by your dentist.

In brief: Yes

If the gingivitis becomes severe it can lead to bone loss around the teeth.
However, gingivitis is easily treated by your dentist.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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