Can You Reverse Periodontitis?

What a great question!  Unfortunately, it is not one with a simple answer.  In order to answer it appropriately, we’ll break the question up into some important aspects.  First, can you reverse periodontitis?  Next, before you try to reverse periodontitis, can you stop periodontitis?  And finally, is it possible to reverse periodontitis, repairing the damage it caused?  We will answer each of these in turn so that…

What are the Stages of Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease affects millions of Americans, leading to bad breath, unstable teeth, and missing teeth.  Also called gum disease and periodontitis, periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease caused by bacterial toxins in dental plaque and tartar.  Like many other diseases, it progresses through various stages, and it is easiest to treat when you catch it early.   Gingivitis…

Common Signs of Gum Disease

Millions of Americans suffer from gum disease, and many do not even know it.  The signs of gum disease can be subtle and often go unnoticed by the patient.  It is important to understand the signs of gum disease so that you can catch it as early as possible.  As with every dental problem, the sooner you detect…