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Posted on 9/15/2017 by Office - Boone DMD
You hear a lot of people talking about reversing gum disease and how it can be done. Can it be done? Yes, it can, but only if you catch it early enough.
If you want to make sure that anything that even slightly resembles gum disease is treated and reversed right out of your mouth, the best thing you can do is make sure to take really good care of your mouth, including seeing your dentist every six months like clockwork.
Reversing Gum Disease Comes with Quick TreatmentAs soon as you see any type of a sign you may be developing gum disease, you need to go in and see your dentist. This can include redness or puffiness of your gums, bleeding gums, or just sore spots on your gums that don't have a specific origin.
Normally, gum disease in its earliest stages is painless. However, that isn't always the case. Some people notice subtle changes quicker than others.
The best thing to do is to begin treatment with your dentist, which will usually involve a really deep cleaning of your teeth called a scaling and root planing. After that, you will use special toothpaste and practice really stringent oral hygiene routines to rid your mouth of any leftover bacteria.
This is how you would reverse your gum disease. You will go in regularly for checkups, and if any additional treatment is required, you will have that done during one of your checkups.
If you catch gum disease before it causes any of your gum tissues to erode, then you will likely be left with a beautiful smile and no signs of the ailment your mouth once suffered from. Go in and talk to your dentist today if you have noticed any signs that you may have gum disease present.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (503) 601-0610 today.