Can gum disease be cured?
Gum disease cannot be cured, but it can be treated. What’s even more important to know is that gum disease can be prevented. The best way to keep your gums healthy is to visit the dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings. It’s also crucial to practice good home care and brush and floss regularly to keep teeth and gums healthy between visits to the dentist.
Is there an early stage?
The earliest stage of gum disease—known as gingivitis—can be reversed if you seek treatment. The problem with gum disease is that most people do not know they have it until it’s too late to be reversed. Without treatment, gingivitis will become more serious. Once it becomes periodontitis, it can only be managed with treatment, but it will never go away.
Make sure you don’t have this insidious disease lurking in your mouth. Visit your dentist twice each year for cleanings and exams and to ensure your gums are healthy.
Please contact us with more questions!
If you have questions about gum disease or other general dentistry issues, we invite you to contact our Del City, OK practice Diamond Dental. Dr. Brent Amaya and his team will be happy to answer any questions you have. Make an appointment today!