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Can Gum Disease Be Reversed?

August 1, 2022
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Posted By: Joel R. Koch, DDS
gum disease in olde west chester

Gum disease is a serious but preventable oral health condition. It can be treated, and your oral health can improve. However, full gum disease is not reversible.

Your dentist in Olde West Chester, OH, provides gum disease treatment to save your teeth and prevent systemic health complications.

About Gum Disease

According to the CDC, almost 46 percent of adults have some level of (or early signs of) gum disease.

If you have gum disease, you might notice bad breath that does not improve with regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Other signs of gum disease include:

  • Bleeding gums, especially when brushing and flossing
  • Loose or mobile teeth
  • Red or inflamed gums
  • Gum pocketing
  • A longish appearance to the teeth

Without treatment, gum disease leads to tooth loss, and studies have linked it to:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Low birth weight
  • Heart problems
  • Lung complications

Lowering Your Risks for Gum Disease

Gum disease starts as the reversible condition of gingivitis. If your dentist catches your gum disease in the pre-stage, we can eradicate it and restore you to complete oral health. This is one of the reasons regular checkups are so crucial!

To lower your risks for gum disease, we strongly encourage the following:

Gum Disease Treatment in Olde West Chester, OH

If you have gum disease, we can provide specialized treatments to save your smile and prevent complications. These treatments may include deep cleanings below the gumline. Additionally, we can consider topical antibiotics, a special at-home oral maintenance plan, and other treatments.

Your treatment is personalized to your specific level of gum disease.

For Gum Disease Treatment Near Me, Contact Us

Our compassionate dental team provides gentle periodontal treatment to save your smile. We also want to reassure you that this is a judgment-free setting comprised of caring dental professionals.

To get started, give us a call today.

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