Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a serious condition that causes an infection in your gums and can lead to deviating damage resulting in tooth loss and bone deterioration. Gingivitis, periodontal disease, and periodontitis are different stages of gum disease. Without proper care and treatment, these conditions can negatively impact your health.
Gum disease is caused by bacteria from plaque in your mouth and on your teeth. The bacteria from your plaque can irritate your gums and eventually cause an infection. However, there are signs indicating you might have gum disease. These signs include:
•Constant bad breath
•Gums that pull away from teeth
•Pus coming from gums
The good news is gum disease is a treatable condition. Maintaining good oral health is one way to fight back against gum disease. Brushing your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and abrasive toothpaste will go a long way to help clear plaque and bacteria in your mouth. Adding floss to your daily routine will remove the plaque and bacteria between your teeth, resulting in minimizing bacteria in your mouth causing gum disease.
The best course of action is always to talk to your dentist. Your dentist can assist you with your condition. If you have questions about gum disease, call us today to schedule an appointment. Let us give you a healthy this festive season.