How to Reverse Periodontal Disease Without Surgery

Our teeth play an important role in personal image and therefore, it’s our responsibility to make sure that proper practices that promote dental health and hygiene are upheld. However, teeth are also susceptible to many infections that can cause great discomfort and even the loss of teeth. Periodontal disease is a common disease that affects the gums and is experienced by many people in today’s society. This disease is detected by common symptoms such as bleeding gums, receding gum line, bad breath and losing some teeth. If left unchecked, periodontal disease can cause other serious complications and it’s therefore good to immediately get information on how to reverse periodontal disease before it causes more damage to your teeth.
For many people, the common question is: What causes periodontal disease and how can it be treated? An accumulation of plaque on the surface of your teeth for extended periods of time is the main cause of periodontal disease. When plaque stays on the tooth surface for long, the body responds naturally by inflaming the gums that eventually leads to the creation of spaces between the gum and teeth commonly known as “pocketing”.
This complication makes it difficult for you to effectively clean your teeth because of the breakdown of body’s collagen and structure of the bone. When you are unable to clean these spaces, the area becomes fertile for the development of bacteria that is responsible for further bone structure breakdown. At this point, it is important to visit a dentist to be advised on how to reverse periodontal disease because more bacterial accumulation means further damage to your teeth.

Approaches on How to Reverse Periodontal Disease

Your periodontist will advise you on the best approach  for you to treat the symptoms and cure this disease. One approach is to perform root planning or deep scaling. It is important to use a qualified and reputable periodontal expert who clearly understands the process of how to reverse periodontal disease. When performing this procedure, a patient should be sedated while the dentist performs a thorough mouth cleaning process. However, it is usually advised that a quarter of the mouth is cleaned at a time especially for serious cases of periodontal disease. Some patients are also prescribed drugs that consist of tetracycline whose main aim is to reduce further inflammation by shrinking pockets in the gums and prevent them from widening.

How Many Appointments Are Required?

Once the initial cleaning has been done, a good periodontist always schedules regular appointments with their patients to ensure that the process of how to reverse periodontal disease is highly successful, and in case an infection recurs, it can be quickly handled. The first step to successfully start the process of how to reverse periodontal disease is to get in touch with Periodontal Services by calling in to schedule an appointment.
My periodontal practice is in North London and I am happy to schedule an initial appointment with you where we can discuss your symptoms and the best periodontal treatment and aftercare for you in more depth.
You can contact me here: Get in touch with Dr Peter Galgut

Peter Galgut

3 Replies to “How to Reverse Periodontal Disease Without Surgery”

  1. I am 55 ,I have severe periodontitis,losing teeth ,gum and severe bone loss ,feel miserable,dont want to go out ,dont want to talk or smile,never smiled for years and envy every one with reasonable looking teeth,but in reality,no one can help me have a nice smile without the dread of dentures,because I do not have the money.

    1. Hi there Shirley,

      Yes, this is awful! Being in this state affects your social life, your self-confidence, and of course your ability to eat and enjoy your food properly.

      Most periodontists work in the private sector so getting treatment done is often quite an expensive business. However, if you live near a dental school and you can persuade an NHS dentist to refer you to the dental school for managing your periodontal problem, you may be able to get this done within the NHS system rather than having to pay for it.

      However, please be warned that there are often long waiting lists at dental schools/hospitals so it might be a while before you are seen. You might consider telephoning the local dental school/hospital and asking to speak to the periodontal Department, and asking them if they know of any NHS dentists who might be able to treat your gum condition and hopefully you might get a recommendation from them.

      I hope that helps

      Peter Galgut

  2. This is a very good overview of periodontal disease and its treatment. However there are a couple of inaccuracies.

    Firstly, most people do not need sedation or general anaesthesia and the treatment is carried out as a routine procedure in the dental chair.

    Secondly, the article states the treatment is carried out by quadrants (in other words a quarter of your mouth at the time). While this is standard practice in the UK, in other countries such as the USA, it is not. Many periodontists, myself included, treat the whole mouth at a time because it is quicker, easier, and takes about half as many appointments to achieve a good result. It also means the treatment is cheaper and less inconvenient when done over 2 or 3 appointments as opposed to 4 or 6

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