Gum Guardians-Protect your health
I'm worried, if I have gum disease, will I have to have some kind of painful or expensive procedure?
 
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I'm worried, if I have gum disease, will I have to have some kind of painful or expensive procedure?

 

Not necessarily.

 

Mild gum disease like gingivitis or moderate periodontitis can often be reversed with:

 daily brushing and cleaning between the teeth,

 daily rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash or a short-term antibiotic rinse prescribed by your dentist,

 regular dental exams, and

 professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist.

Check out our sections on how to keep your gums healthy, treatments for every type of gum trouble and what to ask at your next dental checkup.