How long it will take for your gums to heal depends on the severity of the gum disease. It can take 2 to 4 weeks, while deeper bags can take months to fully heal. Because the mouth will be tender and inflamed, it is recommended to follow a soft food diet for the first few days. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of periodontal disease.
It's easy to treat compared to other stages. It occurs due to the buildup of plaque around the teeth. This leads to inflammation of the gum. Once the periodontist is satisfied with your gum health, the periodontist and dental hygienist will work together with your general dentist to maintain your oral health and reduce the risk of periodontal disease returning.