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.
The good news is there are treatments 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.
It’s also important to recognize the signs and symptoms of gum disease. These signs and symptoms include:
• Loose teeth
• Pus coming from gums
• Bleeding gums
• Constant bad breath
• Gums that pull away from teeth
If you have any of these signs or symptoms please contact your dentist right away. The key to treating gum disease is recognizing the symptoms of gum disease and contacting your dentist early so you can have a quick recovery. Your dentist is the key to recovering successfully.
It’s also important to keep up with your oral care. Brushing and flossing regularly will also help you win the fight against gum disease. So, call us today and schedule an appointment. Let us give you a healthy smile you can truly be thankful for this holiday season.