Gum disease affects nearly half of all American adults. But there’s good news. If you catch it early, you can completely reverse and eliminate gum disease. Read on, and learn more in this blog from Cibolo Family Smiles.
So, can gum disease be reversed? The answer is “yes” and “no.” The first stage of gum disease is known as “gingivitis.” Gingivitis happens when bacteria attack and infect your gums. This causes inflammation, gum sensitivity, and gum discoloration, among other symptoms. However, gingivitis does not cause any permanent damage to your gums or teeth. Because of this, it can be reversed. With proper in-office and at-home care, you can completely restore your gum health.
This is not true of the later stages of gum disease, which are commonly known as “periodontitis.” In periodontitis, the bacterial infection spreads, and begins attacking your gums and your teeth. While it’s possible to control this infection and prevent further damage, it’s impossible to completely eliminate the infection. You will need to get specialized periodontal cleanings for the rest of your life. That’s the only way to control your gum disease and prevent further complications.
If you believe you have gingivitis, it’s important to take steps immediately to restore your oral health, protect your gums, and eliminate your gum disease before it progresses to the irreversible stage of periodontitis. Here’s how!
Dr. Niraj Patel is always here to provide expert periodontal care in Cibolo. If you believe you have gum disease, you need to get help right away. The sooner you get a proper diagnosis and treatment, the better your chances are of reversing and eliminating gingivitis. Contact us online or give us a call at (210) 797-7740 to get the help you need.
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