Whether your Periodontal (gum) disease is stopped, slowed, or gets worse depends a great deal on how well you care for your teeth and your gums every day from this day forward. Good dental habits will make a difference in preventing and treating gum disease.
Our office is proud to offer a senior citizen discount to our seniors seeking dental care solutions.
If you know the risk factors, then you can learn how to avoid them or to realize if you are susceptible to the disease.
- Hormonal changes in girls / women
- Other immune dificiency illnesses
- Genetic susceptibility
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call us immediately.
- Bad breath that won't go away
- Red or swollen gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Painful chewing
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Learn more about gum disease here
In periodontitis, your gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets that become infected. Your body's immune system fights the bacteria as it spreads, and ultimately breaks down bone and tissue.