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A 25-year-old female asked:

is gum disease treatable?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Fernando Juliao
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes but...: It is treatable!!! But it is MUCH easier (and less expensive)to prevent gum disease. Make sure to see your dentist and follow a careful routine of meticulous home care
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
YES: Remove all the toxins from the tooth surfaces and gum disease is cured. A dentist, or dental hygienist, can remove the tartar and plaque off the teeth that house the bacteria responsible for gum disease. You may also required antibiotics or oral medicines to achieve the best results.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Of course: Your dentist will be able to tell you about the treatment options, procedure needed, fees and how it is carried out.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 38 years experience
See dentist: See your dentist for a course of action. At age 25, you want to have optimal dental health. Perhaps the dentist will recommend scaling and root planing and enhanced hygiene-- ie , brushing and flossing accompanied by a prescribed rinse. If it is warranted, you may be referred to a periodontist.

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