Gum Disease Can Only Be Reversed if You Get Treated Early On
Posted on 12/25/2018 by Cassity & Legacy Implants and Periodontics
No one wants to suffer from any type of ailment. One thing that is usually true about any problem your body has, is that the earlier you do something about it, the easier it is to recover from whatever is wrong.
When it comes to gum disease, the idea of early treatment is a key to preventing the need for more extensive treatments. If your goal is to reverse gum disease, your best bet is doing it early.
What Happens without Treatment
There are some people who will put off getting treatment of gum disease. They will say that it is not a big problem and that they will get it taken care of eventually. This is what can happen if you put off treating gum disease.
Most people think that gum disease leads to the loss of their teeth. While that is one problem, it is not the only health risk you face if you have gum disease. Gum disease can lead to heart disease, diabetes and strokes. There are links between problems in pregnancy and dementia too. All this means that gum disease is not something to ignore.
Getting Early Treatment
The most common cause of gum disease is the build up of plaque. The plaque has bacteria which can cause problems with the gums. The best way to prevent problems is by getting early treatment. There are several treatment options to remove the plaque, but the sooner it is done, the easier it is to remove the plaque and prevent the damage from happening.
Treatment includes professional cleaning is the first line of defense. Scaling and root planing is something that is done when the problem has gotten worse. Surgery is something to turn to when the gum disease has taken hold. The latter two methods do not always resolve the problems of gum disease. That is why early treatment works best.
The only problem that people have with getting early treatment for gum disease is that they do not realize they have a problem until it is too late. The best way to start early treatment is by scheduling regular visits with a dental professional. They can often spot a potential problem early enough to reverse it.
If you want to protect yourself from gum disease or any other oral health issues, contact our offices to schedule an appointment.
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