If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of gum disease, such as bleeding gums, swollen gums, or bad breath, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other serious health problems. In this blog post, we will explore whether gum disease can be reversed and how you can go about reversing gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Though gingivitis, the earliest signs of gum disease, can be reversed with dental treatment and proper at-home dental hygiene, once gum disease gets to the level of periodontal disease, it cannot be reversed. If you have periodontal disease, all your dentist can do is treat it to try and control the progression of the disease. However, with treatment and good oral hygiene habits, you can keep the disease from getting worse.
So, can gum disease be reversed? The answer is yes and no. Gingivitis can be reversed, but once periodontal disease sets in, it cannot be cured. That said, there are things you can do to keep the disease from progressing, and in some cases, you can even stimulate your gums to regenerate.
If you have gingivitis, the first thing you need to do is improve your oral hygiene habits. This means brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using an antibacterial mouthwash. You may also need to have a professional cleaning.
If you have periodontal disease, you will need to see a dentist or periodontist for treatment. Treatment may include scaling and root planing (deep cleaning), antibiotics, and in some cases, surgery. You will also need to continue with good oral hygiene habits at home.
In some cases, you can stimulate your gums to regenerate. This can be done with a laser, or by using special toothpastes and mouthwashes.
If you have gum disease, it is important to see a dentist or periodontist for treatment. With early diagnosis and treatment, you can prevent the progression of gum disease and even reverse it in some cases.