Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that results from plaque. The plaque can infect the gums, causing gingivitis, and destroy the bone and tissues that support the teeth in a process called periodontitis. This is the leading cause of tooth loss and bad breath in adults.
Thankfully, Periodontal disease is easily prevented through regular trips to the dentist to keep your teeth and gums healthy. It is also important to maintain daily brushing and flossing practices.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
- Gums that bleed easily
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Gums that have receded from the teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- A change in how your teeth fit together when you bite
- A change in the fit of partial dentures
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call Brock/Starr Dental Care for answers to all your questions about gum surgery and to schedule a free consultation.