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Gum disease is curable and treatable along with the effects caused the gum disease. The level of treatment, ranging from home treatment to surgical procedures, depends on what level of gum disease you suffer from.

Generally speaking, the longer you suffer from gum disease, the more steps that are needed to cure and reverse its effects.

 What causes gum disease?

Most people will suffer from gum disease on varying scales of severity at some time during their lifetime. This common disease can come as a result of a number of things, including genetics or past trauma, however, the most common cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene.

Gingivitis typically develops when a build-up of plaque forms on the surface of the tooth. Over time, if you don’t brush or floss your teeth regularly enough, this build-up can cause bacteria to get beneath the gum line, even leading to tooth loss if left untreated.

The good thing is that there are periodontitis cures available, and the quicker you get it seen by an expert, the easier it is to treat.



Is Gingivitis curable?

If your gums are inflamed, you may have gingivitis, a precursor to the more serious problem of periodontitis. Gingivitis is caused when a build-up of plaque in the teeth and gums turns into tartar if untreated.

At this stage, gingivitis can be easily cured before it causes more advanced gum disease. Tartar can be removed by a scaling and root planing procedure, often known as a ‘deep cleaning’ and by use of a tartar-control toothpaste.

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Can gum disease be cured?

Although gum disease is incredibly common, many patients don’t recognise the early signs to look out for. We’re often asked, “can gingivitis be cured?” or “can gum disease be cured?” and the answer is yes – as long as you can spot the signs early and get the necessary treatment.

Signs of gingivitis include:

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Bad breath
  • Tender gums
  • Receding gums
  • Bleeding gums when brushing teeth

If you’re experiencing one or more of these symptoms, we advise you to get in touch with our team who’d be happy to book a consultation with our experts.

Periodontitis – Non-surgical

When gingivitis turns to periodontitis, there are non-surgical and surgical procedures used to cure the problem. At its earliest stage, a ‘deep cleaning’ may be enough to cure it. Non-invasive laser therapy can also be used to treat gum pockets. Meet our specialist periodontists.




Surgery may be required as a gum disease cure when the area to be treated is hard to reach through other methods. While in surgery, a number of procedures can be performed alongside the treatment to not only cure gum disease but also to fix the damage it causes to your gums and teeth.

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Reversing the effects

  • Even if you have treatment for gum disease, there may be some consequences that arise as a result of the gum disease in the first place.
  • The most common problem caused by gum disease is tooth loss. While your gum disease can be cured, any missing teeth will need to be replaced. We can perform dental implant procedures to fix this for you.
  • It’s not only for aesthetics though, missing teeth leave your gums exposed to bacteria and plaque so left untreated, you could develop gum disease all over again.
  • We offer a range of non-surgical and surgical procedures depending on what is suitable to get your gums back to the best health they can be and procedures can be used to help regenerate gums.
  • Once treated, maintaining good oral health is important to slow down or stop any bone loss caused by gum disease if it reached the stage where the structure of your gums and bones were affected.
  • The symptoms of gingivitis and even periodontitis aren’t always obvious so regular check-ups can identify potential problems and provide suitable treatment at the earliest possible stage.


Are you suffering from gum disease?

If you’ve experienced the symptoms of gum disease, the important thing to note is that there are treatments available – and plenty of them! Here at Al-Fa Perio, we’re specialists in this area of dentistry and feel confident that we can provide the best, most efficient treatment for you.

Timing is everything, so if you’re struggling, don’t delay – get in touch with our team for a periodontal exam and assesment and we’ll work together to create a healthy smile you feel proud to show off. Learn more from our blog post on non-surgical periodontal bon regeneration. 

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