The chances of one being cured of periodontal disease and having its effects reversed ultimately depends on what stage the disease is currently in.
If it still is in its early stages, following a more thorough oral hygiene routine and visiting the dentist more often for professional cleanings can help cure gum disease and reverse its effects. However, if one has allowed the disease to progress in its later stages, not only are the effects irreversible, it may also be impossible to cure it anymore.
The worst case here is that if you allow periodontal disease to progress, you’ll have to follow a strict periodontal maintenance involving professional checkups and cleanings every three months, as well as the close monitoring of the affected teeth to prevent the disease from reoccurring.
Understanding What Gum Disease Is
Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that may progress to the point that it will affect the bones surrounding and supporting your very teeth.
To better understand what gum disease is, it's important that you know its three different stages, namely:
How To Know If You Have Gum Disease
Aside from the inflamed and bright red gums, you’ll want to watch out for these additional symptoms of gum disease:
While it is quite unfortunate that it is not possible to cure gum disease, nor reverse its effects once allowed to progress, you can be happy to know that it is possible to prevent it.
Scheduling regular checkups and following a strict, oral hygiene at home are two of the best things that you can do to prevent gum disease, as well as reverse its effects in its early stages.
If you feel that you may be suffering from periodontal disease, contact us at (714) 409-6161 to schedule a consultation today.
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