A really commonly asked question is “Can this
gum disease be actually stopped?” In actual fact, it can in the vast majority
of cases and that’s the real purpose for periodontists to achieve that. Most patients and most teeth
have the disease stopped. The disease can come back however and it will require a commitment
to someone maintaining your oral health once we’ve stopped the disease. Whether that’s
your general dentist, a hygienist or a periodontist depends on how successful the initial treatment’s
been and how well you’re actually looking after your mouth at home.