What is periodontitis?
Periodontitis, also called gum disease, is a serious infection in your soft tissues that slowly damages the bones of teeth. Without gum recession treatment it can lead to tooth loss.
It’s usually prevented with good oral hygiene, such as brushing at least twice daily and flossing regularly with dental visits every six months for checkups. These measures will improve chances of successful treatment should you develop periodontitis or lessen your chances of developing it.
Advanced gum disease cannot be reversed but that doesn’t mean it has to negatively impact you or progress any further. With regular cleanings from us here at Complete Smiles, we are able to monitor how much damage there’s been done so far through scaling and root planing procedures which may prevent more serious effects such as tooth loss.