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You may have seen a picture of gum disease where a patient lost all of their pearly whites or where many of the teeth are missing or majorly rotted away. The good news is that this isn’t always the case with periodontal disease, and that if you’re vigilant, you can reverse the effects of the early stages of periodontal disease.

Lost teeth and injured bones occur when periodontal disease is in its latter phases, such as aggressive periodontitis and chronic periodontitis. By these stages, the gums have been so inflamed that they may develop pouches large enough to loosen the tooth roots to the point of falling out. However, in the earlier stages of periodontal disease, gums are less inflamed, so the sacks haven’t fully grown and your teeth probably won’t fall out. You can reverse this type of periodontal disease by visiting your dentist regularly and brushing and flossing daily. With some great oral hygiene habits practiced and after a professional cleaning, your gums will be stronger and your teeth will be more securely in place.

You can get ahold of the team at Eastside Periodontics in Center Line, Michigan, at 586-757-5454 now to arrange your next appointment with Dr. Jack Schwarcz. We’ll be happy to help you with whatever cavities or gum disease problems you may be experiencing.