Also known as Gum Disease, affects more than 75% of Americans today. The symptoms include bleeding, bad breath and sore, swollen gums. Gum disease creates gaps between the teeth and gums, and the infected gum starts to separate from the tooth. These gaps, known as pockets, can become deeper over time, trapping food and creating an environment for bacteria to grow. The deeper they are, the more your risk of permanent tooth damage.
If left untreated, it can severely harm the gums and bones supporting your teeth, and eventually lead to tooth loss. Gum disease has also been linked to health issues, including:
- Heart attack
- Respiratory disease
- Premature or underweight babies
Don’t wait until your condition worsens — Schedule an appointment today, and begin a custom-tailored treatment plan that is right for you.
*Can be done with Sedation Dentistry