While early gum disease, or gingivitis, is usually reversible with no permanent damage through changes in hygiene habits and the addition of antimicrobial products, once it progresses to the advanced stage known as periodontitis, the damage to your gums and bone can only be repaired through surgery. There are several forms of treatment available, however, depending on how far the disease has progressed, and these can stop periodontal disease and prevent further damage.
At Apollonia Dental, your dental office in Middleton, CT, we take the health of your gums very seriously. Gum disease is a chronic, progressive disease that has been linked to other serious systemic diseases, and we’ll work hard to help you prevent it from ever starting. There are several ways you can work at home to help prevent gum disease, and we will review the changes you can make in addition to in-office procedures such as deep cleanings. Treatments are available to stop the progression of gum disease, and we will discuss these with you and provide our recommendations.
If you have any symptoms of gum disease or think you may have gum disease, call to schedule an appointment today. The sooner gum disease is caught and treated, the easier and simpler the treatment will be and the lower the permanent impact on your oral health will be.