Understanding Gum Disease

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Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the tissue and bones that surround and support the teeth. It is caused by germs and bacteria from the plaque in your mouth and on your teeth. The bacteria from the plaque irritate your gums and eventually cause an infection that can lead to damaging results.

Damaging results from gum disease includes:

•Constant bad breath
•Gums that pull away from teeth
•Loose teeth
•Pus coming from gums
•Bleeding gums

The good news is there is treatment for gum disease. Periodontal disease can be treated and easily prevented. By keeping up with your oral care, you can prevent gum disease from ever being part of your life. The sooner you get treatment for gum disease, the faster you can recover before it leads to another serious condition like gingivitis.

However, no matter how sever your gum disease is, your dentist can help you fight it and overcome the terrible disease. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day can also help prevent gum disease.

If you think you have gum disease, please contact your dentist right away. Your dentist can help address any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral care. So, call us today and schedule an appointment so you can have a clean, fresh smile.