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Do gums heal back after deep cleaning?

I am a 30 year old male. I wonder if gums heal back after deep cleaning?

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Yes but bone does not regrow

Yes, your gums will heal after getting a deep cleaning. A deep cleaning (what we call scaling and root planing) is usually done because the gums are inflamed and puffy. The purpose of the deep cleaning is to get the inflammation out of the gum tissues and have the gums heal. The deep cleaning does not injure the gums, but removes plaque, bacteria, and tartar (calculus) build-up, causing the gums to be inflamed.
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William F. Scott IV, DMD
Yes they do.

Yes, but depending on how severe the case is/was may take a bit of time.