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Is periodontal disease curable?

Once gingivitis advances into periodontal disease, it is no longer curable. However, we can help you manage periodontal disease to minimize its effects and maintain your oral health. 

It’s vital that you treat periodontal disease, even if the treatment does not act as a permanent cure. If left untreated, it will only progress, potentially leading to serious health issues and tooth loss. 

What Treatments Are Available?

At Brimhall Dentistry in St. Paul, we use scaling and root planing to treat gum disease, removing bacteria and plaque from below the gumline. We use advanced technologies, including laser therapy, to make this treatment method as effective as possible.

In advanced cases, we may also recommend osseous surgery to improve a patient’s gum health. When performing osseous surgery, we smooth the roots to remove rough spots where bacteria could collect and reshape and reposition the periodontal pockets.

If you have any questions about our periodontal treatments in St. Paul, please just call us. We’re always happy to answer questions over the phone.

Periodontal Treatment in St. Paul, MN

The irreversible nature of gum disease illustrates why it’s so important to see your dentist regularly. If we catch gum disease in its earliest stage, called gingivitis, we can reverse it. And we check for gingivitis during every routine dental cleaning. 

If you need to prevent gum disease or treat gum disease, reach out to our experienced dentists, Dr. Nick Schulte and Dr. Meredith Meador-Schulte, today to schedule an appointment.

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