Doctor Bill Ligon on gum disease treatment
Gum disease starts from having a heavy buildup of calculus or tartar on your teeth. It migrates below the gumline. That causes bone loss. It causes gingival irritation, gum loss, as well as bone loss. If those toxins are removed from your tooth surface, from your root surface, it allows you … We can stop that progression of periodontal disease and allow your teeth to allow your bone to grow back in, allow your gum tissue to get back to a level of health that it would be without all those toxins in there. Allows you to be able to keep your teeth as opposed to if it’s left untreated, you continue with the bone loss, and the teeth eventually get to a point where they can even fall out on their own. But if you catch it early enough, it’s a totally reversible situation. It’s something that you have to stay on top of as far as either having three-, four-, or even six-month recall treatments to make sure that you’re not regressing to where you were. Because the whole idea of having that periodontal scaling and root planing treatment done is that a person wants to keep their teeth, so you want to maintain that health after that.