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Can Gum Disease Be Reversed?

January 24, 2023
Posted By: Dr. Paul Anderson

Our dentist can reverse early gum disease if it is in the gingivitis stage. Gingivitis is a pre-gum disease, meaning infections and damage are limited to soft tissues and have yet to reach the bones and ligaments around your teeth.

Advanced gum disease or periodontitis is not curable, but we can provide treatment to give you better oral health and mitigate your risks for complications.

About Gum Disease in White Bear Lake, MN

Gum disease is a progressive condition characterized by deep infections in the tooth-supporting bones and periodontal ligaments.

Symptoms of the disease include:

  • Gum pocketing and recession (gums receding away from teeth)
  • Loose or mobile teeth at risk for loss
  • Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth, despite brushing and flossing
  • Bleeding gums, especially during oral hygiene sessions
  • Toothaches and gum redness and irritation

You do not have to have every symptom to be diagnosed with gum disease, which is one of the reasons preventive dental care—checkups and teeth cleanings—is so vital.

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum gum disease can progress without treatment, leading to tooth loss and a host of complications. In addition, untreated gum disease puts you at risk for heart and lung issues and even specific types of dementia and autoimmune complications.

Our team will customize your treatment and provide gentle dentistry throughout your time with us. We are a judgment-free dental clinic, only looking out for your oral health!

Treatments may include recontouring the tooth roots through deep cleanings, a special at-home regimen of brushing and flossing, and oral medications.

Your dentist will discuss the options with you, and we are always here to answer your questions.

Gentle Dentistry in White Bear Lake, MN

If you suspect gum disease or have not had a checkup and teeth cleaning lately, we urge you to contact our team to arrange a visit with the dentist. We accept CareCredit and offer an exclusive membership plan.

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