Gum disease or periodontal disease is an infection in the gums that destroys the bone and tissues that surround the teeth. This leads to bone loss around each of the teeth. Bacteria then gets into the bone and blood stream which can lead to major health issues.
Gum Disease (Periodontitis) video (click video to play)
Keep a lookout for gums that bleed when eating, brushing or flossing because they might be swollen or tender. If you teeth look longer or the gum line is receding there are warning signs. Of course if you have sores in your mouth or pus between the gums and teeth then you probably have gum disease.
If you do not see your dentist regularly you won’t know that you have gum disease until it’s in the advanced stages. Please contact Cunning Dental Group to schedule an exam and get help treating gum disease today!
The best “cure” for gum disease is to prevent it in the first place. The more chronic gum disease that you have, the harder it is to cure. In its early stages, gum disease can be reversed. The only type of periodontal disease that can be cured is gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums surrounding the teeth due to plaque and bacteria. Gingivitis can be reversed with treatment at Cunning Dental Group and good oral care at home which includes brushing and flossing.