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Is it possible to reverse gingivitis?

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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, very easy

Gingivitis can be reverse simply by good oral hygiene in the area to remove the cause of inflammation (good brushing and flossing to remove the irritated plaque).
Severe gingivitis as in the case of acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis may required antibiotic treatment with amoxicillin/metronidazole combination before full mouth debridement.

In brief: Yes, very easy

Gingivitis can be reverse simply by good oral hygiene in the area to remove the cause of inflammation (good brushing and flossing to remove the irritated plaque).
Severe gingivitis as in the case of acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis may required antibiotic treatment with amoxicillin/metronidazole combination before full mouth debridement.
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

A good, thorough, professional cleaning by your dental team and meticulous oral hygiene can reverse the inflammation caused by the bacteria clinging to your teeth.

In brief: Yes

A good, thorough, professional cleaning by your dental team and meticulous oral hygiene can reverse the inflammation caused by the bacteria clinging to your teeth.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Duane Keller
This is true, but it may not be enough as brushing and flossing may not get rid of all of the bacteria. If you get the gingivitis back you may want to look up the Perio Protect method as it has been shown to be better than other conventional methods. J Clin Dent 2012;23:48–56
Dr. John Francis
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Floss regularly

True gingivitis, limited to just inflammation in the gums, can be reversed with good oral care and regular dental visits.
You want to get it checked though to make sure it hasn't progressed to the more serious form of periodontitis.

In brief: Floss regularly

True gingivitis, limited to just inflammation in the gums, can be reversed with good oral care and regular dental visits.
You want to get it checked though to make sure it hasn't progressed to the more serious form of periodontitis.
Dr. John Francis
Dr. John Francis
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