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Problems after dental cleaning

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Posted by: 1981Mhel  (9 years ago)
Hi all,

I have never had any dental issues before; no cavities, filling, gum problems, whatsoever. Two months ago, I had a teeth cleaning for the first time ever in my life. It went pretty well. The hygienist said I should use an electric toothbrush, which I did. Since then, some of my teeth started chipping off. I ended up with four chipped teeth. I went to the dentist today for consultation and he said two teeth needed root canals, one should be filled and the other one, which was broken down the gum line, would be extracted. I was so frustrated with this. Does the dental cleaning that I had cause all of these problems?

I am really nervous about my teeth, please help! I would look forward for any advice or suggestions you could give me. Thank you so much for your time!
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Posted by: ghnane  (9 years ago)
Hello. Dental clinics are done at every visit and they are not invasive enough to cause such damage. It is often done with a sonic instrument with high pressure water to clean calculus and plaque off of teeth. I do not think the chips were caused by the hygienist and your situation may be a coincidence. Dud your dentist take x-rays before you went for cleaning? If you had fractures or cavity they would be able to see them.
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