Periodontal (gum) disease affects almost half of adults in the United States. Gingivitis and periodontitis are the most common forms of gum disease for adults. Periodontitis is a gum infection that leads to the deterioration of the soft tissue and bones that support the teeth. Gingivitis causes redness, swelling, and even bleeding around the gums.
Along with redness and bleeding, there are a number of other signs of periodontal disease for which to look:
Practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly are the chief ways in which you can prevent gum disease. If you suspect you are experiencing gum disease, Davidian Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is here to help. Gum disease can result in tooth loss, as well as a host of other issues to which it has been linked. Davidian Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can help you treat gum disease and improve your oral health.