Friday, September 5, 2014

Can Gum Disease Be Reversed? : Sound Impossible?

Can Gum Disease Be Reversed? 

This is a complex question.   Can the disease process be reversed?  Maybe.  But it takes some work.
Results can vary and there is always a small percentage of people who just can't do it.    

On the positive side.  Many people have made their gums healthy again.   

I want to stress, however, that you should always be under the care of a dentist or periodontist when working on this kind of problem.  

Can the damage that has already been done be reversed?   No and maybe a little bit.   That little will probably be dependent on procedures that your periodontist can perform.   They can do gum grafts where needed.  They can also sometimes stimulate the regrowth of periodontal bone with various procedures and Emdogain.  

However, without that kind of intervention, not much of the damage that has already happened is likely to go away.  At least not under the wisdom of the current level of medical technology. 

I say that because it is never a good idea to say something is 'impossible'.  

Reversing It

"Reversing" may not be the correct viewpoint.   Because it causes confusion.  Reversing the recession that has already happened might not be possible without the aforementioned medical help. 

However, can you make your gums healthy again?  

Let's say that the objective criterion is periodontal pocket depths.  This is the measurement that your dentist or hygienist should take on every visit.   

Generally speaking, when your periodontal pocket depths are at 3mm or less, most dentist will say that your gums are healthy again.   Meaning that the disease process is probably not going to keep moving forward - provided those depths stay at 3mm or less.  

So, that tells you that your end goal is to get to that 3mm ore less level - AND keeping them there once you achieve it.  

Personal Experience

My situation was diagnosed as 'mild to moderate' gum disease.   I was told that I needed what's called a Scaling and Root Planing Treatment.   These are also called 'deep cleaning' treatments.  

Eventually, I was told:  "Whatever you are doing, keep it up.  You don't need that treatment any more."   That's what my dentist told me after I made several attempts on my own to defeat this problem. 

For the record, I have never had a SRP (deep cleaning) and I have never been told that I have needed one since I 'figured it out'.  

I still go to the dentist on a regular basis for a checkup and to get my teeth cleaned.  You should to!  

* Please remember that you should always be under a doctor's care,  work with your dentist or periodontist. Let them know what you are doing at home.  Let them advise you and monitor your situation.   

Resources For You To Investigate

Here are some things that you can checkout on your journey towards finding out if you can reverse gum disease:   -   One book and one guide that I wrote about gum disease.  - The physical version of the book with the same name.  Also available on Amazon. - The tool I recommend the most.  You can use this at home and it can really help.  on Amazon   bundled packages

Phone:   Give me a call if you want to talk:  888-586-6849.  

Chat Box:   You should see one to the lower right.  If I'm on line you can chat with me. 



PS:  Get your free guide :  How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps  

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