Gum disease begins with a bacterial infection in your mouth and can lead to serious health ramifications if not properly treated. Gingivitis, the early stages of periodontitis, is characterized by a buildup of plaque on the teeth resulting in inflamed gums. If you do not seek the care of an experienced dentist, the infection may advance to periodontitis. With periodontitis, bacteria collects in newly formed pockets where the gums have separated from the teeth. Long-term consequences include bone and tissue damage, tooth loss, and infections.
If you are suffering from gingivitis or a more serious gum disease, our dentists would be happy to put you on a cleaning schedule to reverse the damage and improve your dental health.
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