Periodontal disease damages bone, which is not reversible. Once you start, you'll always have it. All levels of periodontitis require treatment by a dentist. A general dentist can usually treat a mild case through non-surgical treatments.
Gums are a progressive disease that starts with mild symptoms and slowly develops into more serious ones. While it's devastating, can periodontal disease be stopped and prevented from progressing further? You can prevent periodontal disease from progressing if you notice symptoms early enough, receive treatment, and maintain proper oral hygiene after treatment. The damage caused by gingivitis can often be reversed by eliminating the gum infection. However, periodontitis is more advanced and often causes damage to teeth and gums that is impossible to reverse without extensive dental treatments.
Fortunately, there are restorative dentistry procedures that can help repair much of this damage, such as pouch reduction surgery, gum grafts to treat gum recession, and bone grafts to treat bone loss in the jaw. If you've experienced tooth loss, dental implants can stimulate bone growth and prevent the remaining teeth from moving into the space of your smile, while restoring the function and appearance of lost teeth. Periodontal disease can be reversed when detected and treated early. It's one of the dental problems most people are likely to develop, and about half of adults in the U.S.
If diagnosed and treated in the first stage, the condition can be reversed and tooth loss can usually be prevented. To prevent gum disease, practice good oral hygiene and visit your dentist for cleanings and checkups twice a year. Periodontitis is the name of the most advanced periodontal disease and, if allowed to progress to this point, not only are the gums affected, but the bone structures that support the teeth will be compromised. They are also incredibly easy to care for because they require the same oral hygiene as natural teeth, making it easier to prevent future periodontitis problems or tooth decay in the rest of the teeth.
We have a standard adult membership plan and a periodontal therapy plan, which may be helpful if you have a history of periodontitis. This stage of periodontal disease requires periodontal surgery or laser therapy with the PerioLase MVP-7 TruePulse.