Michael Franquemont, DDS
Dr. Michael Franquemont

Can gum disease be reversed?

If your Centennial dentist catches gum disease in the early gingivitis stage, we can typically reverse it. However, advanced gum disease and periodontitis are not reversible.

But even though gum disease cannot be cured, your dentist can treat the condition to restore you to better oral health and help prevent complications.

Complications from gum disease may include:

  • Tooth loss
  • Heart complications
  • Lung issues
  • Low birth weight
  • Premature birth
  • Alzheimer’s disease

Gum Disease Symptoms and Treatment

Gum disease symptoms can range from mild to severe and include any or all of the following:

  • Bad breath even after brushing and flossing
  • Gum recession or longish-appearing teeth
  • Gum pocketing and irritation
  • Bleeding gums when brushing and flossing

Gum disease treatment varies by patient and is always custom designed to address your specific level of disease.

Treatments can include deep cleanings below the gumline and a custom schedule of regular teeth cleanings in our dental office. Your dentist may also recommend additional brushing and flossing sessions at home and topical antibiotics.

Periodontal Disease Treatment in Centennial, CO

We encourage you to contact a helpful team member today to schedule a periodontal consultation with the dentist or if you have questions about treatment. We also urge you to reach out if it’s time for your checkup and teeth cleaning.

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