Is Gum Disease Permanent?
Watch this video to learn more about what situations and lifestyle choices play a role in the longevity of periodontal disease.
The gum disease could be permanent in terms of if it’s advanced form of a disease, obviously has caused tremendous amount of bone loss. And that bone loss, even with the treatment, even with the bone grafting, can never be exactly what you had before because you are dealing with what they call a loss of attachment or loss of the supporting structure.
Some people complain after the gum treatment they have gaps between the teeth when they eat would bother them. They have to go immediately clean. And the reason for formation of those gaps because before treatment, all those gaps were filled with diseased tissue, the enlarged tissue, puffy tissue, inflamed tissue. So now after the treatment, the gum tissue becomes healthy.
Number one will begin to shrink and have a tendency to go with the bones. Number two, all those gaps area, which was previously covered by diseased tissue, now diseased tissue is gone. Now they are exposed. So you have to really get in there either using the super floss or by flossing or proper inter proximal brush, which goes like a toothpick, but it goes between to clean it.
So unfortunately that’s the end result of the gum disease. Those gaps you talking about. If the gaps is really wide and you are dealing with the upper front, that may even interfere with your speech pronouncing certain words. And so that’s another issue. So it’s not only the health issue and the cosmetic aspect or aesthetic wise can create a tremendous problem. So the sooner you have treatment, the better it is.