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Your periodontal tissues play a variety of roles in the overall function, appearance, and health of your mouth. Complications from chronic gum disease can cause significant discomfort, lead to the loss of multiple teeth, and might require invasive treatment.

If you struggle to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene routine, hardened tartar deposits can start to build up on your teeth near the gumline. As this continues to happen, you will be at increasing risk of suffering gum disease.

Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease. It is often causes periodontal tissues to bleed easily and appear inflamed. With early detection, it can often be treated by a thorough dental cleaning at Dr. David J. Harsant’s dental clinic. This will remove hardened tartar reducing the bacterial exposure to your gums.

With consistent improvements to your daily oral hygiene routine you can prevent further recurrence of periodontal disease.

Should you fail to seek treatment with Dr. David J. Harsant and maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine, the periodontal inflammation of gingivitis can gradually worsen into periodontitis. This severe gum infection can eventually cause a deep infection in your gums near the roots of your teeth. In time this could lead to tooth loss and even affect other medical conditions.

If you live in the Fayetteville, North Carolina, area and you have periodontal health concerns, you should call 910.864.4646 to schedule an appointment at David J. Harsant, DDS, PA.