Gum disease is a common bacterial infection that affects the gums. It is also known as Periodontitis. According to findings by the CDC close to 64.7 million Americans have gum disease. If left untreated, severe gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Bad oral hygiene is the main cause of gum disease.
An early sign of periodontitis is your gums appear reddish and swollen, or when brushing, you experience bleeding and pain. Plaque buildup on the surface of the teeth and bad breath can also be another sign of gum disease. At our office, we can help detect any early symptoms and help treat periodontitis to prevent further tooth damage.
Treatment of Gum Disease
Our team treats gum disease depending on how severe it is. A scaling procedure is enough to remove plaque build-up from the tooth's surface and under the gum. If our patient has lost a tooth due to periodontitis, we may perform a dental bridge or implant. A dental implant is a metal post placed in the jaw to hold a fake tooth in place of missing teeth. By treating gum disease, you can get rid of bad breath and improve your oral hygiene.
How To Prevent Gum Disease
Brushing your teeth twice a day helps to keep harmful bacteria from your teeth. Visiting our dental clinic for regular dental checkups, at least twice a year is vital. This way our team of professionals can identify any early signs of periodontitis. Also, flossing daily helps remove food particles from sticking between the teeth that a toothbrush cannot easily get to.
If you want more information on early signs of gum disease, or you have concerns that you might have this dental condition, we can help answer your questions and let you know if you are at risk for it. Please call us today to learn more.
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