Deborah Simpkins DMD
A Great Dentist

Is gum disease reversible?

In early gum disease, called gingivitis, your Sarasota, FL dentist can reverse the condition with treatment. However, when gum disease becomes periodontitis, it is harder to treat and no longer curable.

Despite periodontitis being uncurable, your dentist can provide specialized treatments to save your teeth and restore you to a better level of oral health.

Without treatment, gum disease can threaten your physical health, including your heart and lungs.

Other potential complications of untreated gum disease include:

  • Low birth weight in babies
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Gum disease treatment in Sarasota can significantly lower your risks for gum disease-related complications.

Treatment for gum disease may include one or more of the following:

  • A customized brushing and flossing schedule at home
  • Professional teeth cleanings in our dental office
  • Specialized cleanings that involve recontouring tooth roots
  • Laser dentistry to clear away stubborn debris and promote healing

Contact Your Dentist Near Me for Your Next Checkup and Teeth Cleaning

Periodontal disease is a preventable condition. The best course to lower your risks is visiting your dentist every six months for checkups and teeth cleanings and adopting an excellent oral care routine between dental visits—brushing and flossing at least twice daily and quitting tobacco in all forms.

To schedule your next visit, reach out to a helpful team member today.

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