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Can Gums Recover from Periodontal Disease?

September 22, 2022
Posted By: Family Dentistry of Royal Oak
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Your dentist can improve your periodontal health and save your teeth even if we can’t fully eradicate gum disease.

In our Royal Oak dental office, we rely on the latest techniques and technologies to restore much of your gum health. And we also provide compassionate treatment in a friendly environment.

Periodontal Disease Explained

Periodontal disease is an advanced form of gingivitis. And gingivitis is often classified as early gum disease.

If your dentist catches the disease in the early gingivitis stage, we can typically eradicate it and restore you to full oral health. However, when gum disease invades the bones and periodontal ligaments, we can no longer cure it, but we can save your smile and improve your situation through ongoing care.

Without periodontal care, gum disease can mean tooth loss and so much more. Recent studies have associated untreated gum disease with heart and lung complications and specific types of dementia. It can also cause preterm labor and low birth weight.

Fortunately, your Royal Oak dentist can lower your risks for these serious complications through gum disease treatment in our dental office. And with proper care, we can significantly reduce periodontal symptoms and the associated risks.

Preventing Gum Disease

Excellent oral hygiene is your best defense against most oral health conditions, including gingivitis and gum disease. Excellent oral hygiene includes brushing and flossing daily, preferably after every meal.

But brushing and flossing alone is not enough. It’s also critical to see the dentist every six months for checkups and teeth cleanings.

Also, consider that tobacco use in all forms increases your gum disease risks.

Royal Oak Gum Disease Treatment

If you suspect gum disease—bleeding gums, bad breath, receding gum tissue—or have not been to the dentist in a while, please contact a member of our dental team today to schedule an appointment.

We serve all areas, including Royal Oak, Clawson, Southfield, Warren, Bloomfield, and Troy.

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