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Periodontal Gum Disease

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FREE Exam & X-Ray with $89
Initial Cleaning ($326 Value)

New Patients Only. Valid only on first visit. Not valid for patients with periodontal disease.

Nearly all who do not maintain good daily oral hygiene will develop gingivitis. If left untreated, this bacterial gum infection can progress from gingivitis to periodontitis, which results in bone loss around your teeth. As the bone tissue is lost, the gum tissues detach from the teeth and form little pockets that provide an even better place for bacteria to live — where your brush and floss can’t reach. As periodontal disease advances, bone loss and tooth loss can result. Part of this has to do with genetics, as periodontal disease tends to run in families. The good news is that periodontal disease can be controlled, even at more advanced stages.

Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease
It’s important to understand that you can have periodontal disease with no obvious symptoms, especially if you smoke. Still, there are some important things to look for:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Redness or swelling of the gums
  • Receding gums
  • Sensitivity
  • Periodontal abscess
  • Loose teeth
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