The only stage of periodontal disease, often called gum disease, that is fully reversible is the first stage, gingivitis. After it progresses to periodontitis, the damage to the gums, teeth, and jaw becomes permanent. However, not all hope is lost. The underlying causes of the advancing gum disease can be treated to stop it from progressing.
With the use of other dental procedures and extra care, we can repair some of the damage gum diseases can cause and give our patients their smiles back.
It's Best to Avoid Gum Disease All Together
Cleanings are vital because they allow the dentist or certified dental assistant to clean off built-up plaque. Checkups allow dentists to monitor the advance of gum disease and the effectiveness of a patient's cleaning routine.
Dental Cleanings and Gum Disease Treatment
Whether you're trying to avoid gum disease or treat it, the dental team at Chesapeake Bay Dentistry is here for you. We are a no judgment dentist, so if you have fallen behind on your dental care and are looking for the opportunity to get back on track, contact us today to schedule an examination.