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Will general cleaning of gum prevent loss of tooth and bone?
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Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry
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In brief: Yes
Yes that is why a general cleaning is recommended every 6 months as you cannot get under the gums where plaque can accumulate which causes the bone loss.
If you do have a lot of plaque and tarter under the gums, than you may need a more aggressive cleaning called scaling and root planing. In that case a general cleaning will not help until you get the scaling.

In brief: Yes
Yes that is why a general cleaning is recommended every 6 months as you cannot get under the gums where plaque can accumulate which causes the bone loss.
If you do have a lot of plaque and tarter under the gums, than you may need a more aggressive cleaning called scaling and root planing. In that case a general cleaning will not help until you get the scaling.
Dr. Jay Kansal
Dr. Jay Kansal
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Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry
In brief: Usually
Tooth and bone loss usually occur because of the bacteria which builds up in your mouth.
Regular oral care at home and a professional cleaning every 6 months will eliminate or minimize the bacteria and prevent the subsequent tooth and bone loss.

In brief: Usually
Tooth and bone loss usually occur because of the bacteria which builds up in your mouth.
Regular oral care at home and a professional cleaning every 6 months will eliminate or minimize the bacteria and prevent the subsequent tooth and bone loss.
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dr. Dennis Kelley
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