Gum Disease Diagnosis and Treatments

Periodontal (gum) disease is a bacterial infection that results when food, bacteria and tartar (plaque) are not sufficiently removed from the teeth by thorough brushing and regular flossing.

In the beginning, the infection develops along the gum line. If left untreated it may progress beneath the skin to further damage the gums, teeth and bone. Signs such as bleeding, receding, swollen, red or tender gums, persistent bad breath, sensitive or loose teeth or obvious plaque can all be signs of gum disease. If it is found that you do have gum disease you are not alone; up to 80% of the general population experience some form of gum disease at one time or another. Research shows that periodontal disease may be one of the most prevalent diseases known to human kind. Therefore it is important to ensure gum disease is treated early.

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