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The five most-asked questions about periodontal disease, Part 2

Dr. Guglielmoni answers the five questions about periodontal disease The Practice SF hears most frequently.

Number 2:  Can periodontal disease go away on its own?

One of the first questions that is likely to cross your mind when you receive a periodontal disease diagnosis is, “will periodontal disease go away?”.  The answer:  not a chance.

Periodontal disease requires treatment. As the most common dental problem among adults, untreated periodontal disease will cause loose teeth, receding gums, and potentially, tooth loss.

Fortunately, there are periodontal disease cures that have proven to be very successful. But you must undergo treatment.  After an initial consultation with your periodontist, you’ll receive a detailed treatment plan to treat your condition, to reestablish oral health, to replace missing or hopeless teeth, and to maintain periodontal health.

Coming up next:  Why do I need a periodontist to treat periodontal disease?  To view Part 1, click here.

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Paola Guglielmoni, DDS, MS, is a periodontist and a partner in The Practice SF. She earned her dental degree in her native Italy and worked as a general dentist in Genova. Dr. Guglielmoni moved to the USA and received her DDS from Loma Linda University where she also completed her Certificate in Periodontics and Masters Degree in Oral Biology. She has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Periodontology at UCSF. Dr. Guglielmoni is a member of several professional organizations including The American Dental Association, The American Academy of Periodontics, The Academy of Osseointegration, and the California Society of Periodontists.

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