Can a gum disease be cured?
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can usually be reversed with daily brushing and flossing, and regular cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist.
This form of gum disease does not include any loss of bone and tissue that hold teeth in place..
What happens if you leave gum disease untreated?
Untreated gingivitis will progress into periodontitis, which is a more severe stage of gum disease. The infection and pockets deepen while eating away at your jaw until your teeth become loose and fall out.
Can gum disease come back?
Gum disease is a multi-variable disease with many contributing factors. It affects over half of American citizens and is the number 1 cause of bone loss. The problem with periodontal disease is that it can keep coming back over and over again if certain critical factors are not taken into consideration for treatment.
Can salt water rinse heal gum infection?
Salt Water Rinse One way you can help your gums to heal is by rinsing with a salt water solution. Dissolve ½ to one teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. This solution helps to soothe irritated gum tissue as well as draw out infection, allowing your gums to heal.
How do dentists fix gum disease?
In some cases of gum disease, root planing (debridement) may be required. This is a deep clean under the gums that gets rid of bacteria from the roots of your teeth. Before having the treatment, you may need to have a local anaesthetic (painkilling medication) to numb the area.