Advanced gum disease which is also referred to as Periodontitis cannot be completely cured. Therefore, it’s highly important to protect yourself against developing periodontitis. This can be done by practicing good oral hygiene techniques. Doing so will help to prevent gum disease from forming or if it is present it will help it from escalating to periodontitis. Also, be sure to make regularly scheduled dentist visits to
get all your teeth and gums checked to prevent gum disease from developing or to treat it if it’s present.
What Your Dentist Can Do?
If your gum disease progresses and develops into periodontitis then simply brushing or flossing your teeth will not be enough to stop the spread of the disease. The most it can do is slow down the spread of the disease, but in the end if you would like your periodontitis to be treated effectively it would need to be best to reach out to your local dentist to have a professional clean. Refer to the information below for some more details about the different types of procedures that can be done to treat periodontitis:
Periodontitis vigorously eats away gum tissue but your dentist can graft new gum tissue in areas where your gums have deteriorated due to the gum disease.
Your dentist can reshape your teeth and gums to help make a tooth that has been worn down visible. This will help more teeth to be shown within your new smile.
This procedure involves folding your gums back, and then trimming away diseased tissue followed by recontouring the gums against the teeth.
What You Can Do at Home
As far as what you can do at home is concerned the best thing to do when it comes to keeping your gums and teeth healthy is to follow your dentist’s oral hygiene advice.
What to Do Next
If you think you have gum disease it would be best to consult your local dentist for an examination.