Alternatives to Gum Disease Treatment
If you have periodontal (gum) disease, your choices are limited. You may either choose to treat the problem, or to delay treatment.
Treatment involves a combination of root planing, new homecare techniques, more frequent dental cleanings, and in severe cases, surgery.
Delaying treatment will never make periodontal disease go away. Periodontal disease is an ongoing, degenerative condition. Bone lost never grows back. If too much bone is lost, teeth get loose and have to be removed. This means you may end up wearing partial dentures, or even full dentures.
You don't have to lose your teeth to periodontal disease! Treatment removes the infection and keeps the disease under control.