After receiving treatment for periodontal disease at the Silberg Center, Dr. Silberg will teach you how to keep the disease at bay and help you keep it at bay. Periodontal disease is caused by plaque buildup on your teeth and gums, and no matter how diligent you are in cleaning your teeth, plaque will continue to build up after periodontal treatment. Periodontal disease can recur as soon as two to four months after treatment.
That's why maintenance therapy is important. Periodontal disease can be reversed when detected and treated early. It's one of the dental problems that most people are likely to develop, and about half of adults in the U.S. Americans over 30 years of age have some type of this disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Yes, gum disease can be reversed. The way that dental patients can begin to reverse any gum conditions they may be experiencing is to start taking proper care of their teeth. While the standard recommendations are to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day, some people may need to brush and floss more often. A professional dentist can offer patients recommendations on exactly how often they should brush and floss, as well as any additional dental care recommendations they deem appropriate.
If the gums are damaged, such as by periodontitis, the most serious form of gum disease, for example, the retracted gums are not likely to grow back. However, although gum shrinkage cannot be reversed, there are treatments that can help prevent the problem from getting worse. According to the American Academy of Periodontics, periodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing every day, and having regular dental checkups can greatly improve your chances of succeeding in treating periodontitis and may also reduce your chances of developing it.