I’ve just returned from the periodontist and the news isn’t good. Severe bone loss, particularly on top. Not enough bone to support bridges and she told that there was no way to go under the gums and clean because the teeth would fall out as they are mostly supported by gum tissue.
I’ve done a little bit of googling and some places do offer alternatives to pulling back the gums and scraping underneath, which seems to be a pretty primitive treatment method. Maybe I’m to the point where I’m past non-surgical treatments but I’m just wondering if anyone has any experience here.
At the moment I can eat whatever I want without discomfort and I have no bleeding or soreness and I’m not ready to have my teeth pulled and dentures put in, which is what they wanted to do. Today.
There is a concern with bacterial in general which possibly can increase the chance of a heart attack but I’m not sure how well established that link is.
For the record I’m 45 and this is all my fault, for years I didn’t floss or have regular dental visits and cleanings. I’ve now become somewhat fanatical and carry a toothbrush with me to work and when out to restaurants, I just hope it’s not too late.