Are you experiencing persistent bad breath,
sensitive teeth, or bleeding gums?
You may be suffering from gum disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis. Many adults experience some level of the disease from mild inflammation to severe tissue damage. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults and occurs when bacterial toxins get in under the gum margins, causing inflammation of the gums and underlying bone. If left untreated, this can result in receding gums or the appearance of a “longer tooth” and in severe cases results in irreversible bone loss and eventual tooth loss.
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Early prevention will help avoid serious and costly dental problems and is essential for a healthy smile. However, with a comprehensive preventive program, your gum disease progress can be halted and stabilized. Prevention of periodontal disease starts at home with sound oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the dental chair, with regular examination of your gum health for early signs of the disease. Our dentists will ask about your medical history to identify any underlying risk factors that may make you more susceptible to gum disease and use a tiny “probe” to measure the health of your gums.