Periodontal Gum Disease

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Periodontal disease, or more commonly referred to as Gum disease affects over 75% of adults and contributes to more tooth loss than decay. Caused by the buildup of plaque bacteria that attack the gums, supporting tissues and eventually leads to bone loss.

  • Periodontal disease may display warning signs such as:
  • Gums that are red, swollen, tender or bleed easily
  • Gums that have pulled away from teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • Changes in tooth position, looseness, separation or mismatch

Factors that contribute to gum disease include tobacco use, poor oral hygiene, family history, crooked teeth, pregnancy, diabetes, and certain medications. The good news is that when detected in earlier stages, gum disease can be treated and even reversed preventing long-term damage.

Our hygienists at Hebron Family Dentistry are highly skilled at detecting and treating periodontal disease. Schedule your preventative visit today!

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