Gum disease can set at any age. Its onset and development can be so slow and subtle that you don’t notice until it reaches the stage where you are in pain and at risk of losing teeth. Regular visits to your dentist will help you prevent gum disease and detect it before the condition becomes a serious problem.
Gum disease is normally caused by the following:
Plaque buildup will irritate your gums, causing them to bleed and allow bacteria to enter. This can result in a form of gum disease called gingivitis. Left untreated, the condition can develop into periodontitis, which causes your gums to recede and infection to set in.
Your dentist or dental hygienist at Quality Dental Practice will prevent and treat gum disease using hygiene treatments like the following:
If we determine that your gum disease is advanced, we will refer you to a periodontal specialist who will treat it and monitor you for progress.
Good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups will help you prevent the onset of gum disease and reap the benefits of clean and healthy teeth.