Periodontal Disease Can Be Effectively Treated
Periodontal disease has to do with the inflammation and destruction of the supporting structures of your teeth and is unfortunately a common affliction in the United States. Your best defense against the progression of this disease, if you have it, is through the immediate improvement in dental hygiene and care starting today.
Periodontal disease is caused by not properly cleaning your teeth each day, such that plaque and calculus build up to cause Gingivitis, or inflamation and bleeding of the gums. If left unchecked, the toxin released by plaque-causing bacteria and the body’s response to this toxin begin to break down bone and connective tissue designed to hold your teeth in place. Once this happens, teeth may become loose and some may be lost.
The following are symptoms of gum disease:
- Chronic bad breath
- Swollen gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Pain when chewing
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Receding gum line