Monday, December 17, 2012

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 13

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Periodontal disease, gingivitis and gum disease  are all the same disease.  They are just different stages of the same process.

While gingivitis is considered 'reversible' there is a fine line between it and 'true' gum disease.  When you cross that line, the damage is no longer reversible.

But, you can stop the progression of gum disease and your gum's will, generally speaking, be considered healthy by most dental practitioners when all of your periodontal pocket depths measure 3 millimeters or less.

Note: I speak in general terms here.  Specific questions about your unique dental health situation should be directed to your dentist or periodontist.  

Receding Gum Tissue

Receding gum tissue, however, does not usually come back.  There could be slight improvement, but if you need more restored,  you could need a gum graft.

 If that is the case for you,  look for a periodontist that has 10 years experience minimum.   They say it takes 10 years to master something.   You will want to minimize the possibility of needing to 'try again'.

That happened to me once.   And I later discovered that gum grafting was a technique that this general dentist had just learned.    I was a little bit unhappy to say the least.  Couple that with the knowledge that I was only about 20 years old at the time and probably didn't need a graph anyway, it is even more disturbing.

It wasn't until later in life that I started to develop a better understanding.  However, at the time I had no idea what was going on.

This Is Why I Wrote The Book

It is the experience shared above, plus other experiences, plus listening to the stories of other people that led to the writing of this book.   This information is important to anyone who has teeth and is interesting in keeping them for a lifetime of good service.

Many people spend a lot of money on expensive treatments and imperfect teeth replacements such as dentures and implants.  If it is possible to avoid that, even once, then it is definitely worth it to do so!


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* I speak in general Terms only here.  If you have a specific question about your unique dental health situation, be sure to ask your doctor or periodontist the answer to those questions.

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