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Periodontal Disease is a Serious Infection

It is easy to neglect oral care if you are not careful. Caring for your teeth and gums can be very challenging, especially for people with busy schedules. However, proper Oral Care can prevent serious infections including periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, is a serious infection that can lead to pain, swelling, and even tooth loss. Thankfully, it is possible to reverse gum disease before a tooth extraction is necessary.

It is very important to practice preventative Dental Care by visiting your dentist regularly and establishing a good oral routine.

Understanding Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is caused by a bacterial infection around the gums, in the pockets between the gums and the teeth, and the bones supporting the teeth. Gum disease can affect one or multiple teeth. Tooth loss is common when a patient neglect to treat the disease. It begins when there is too much bacteria in the mouth that is not removed. Bacteria causes plaque to form on your teeth which is very hard to remove without special dental equipment. This plaque causes your gums to inflame.

Signs of Periodontal Disease

Common symptoms associated with periodontal disease is inflamed gums, bleeding when you brush your teeth, sensitivity in your gums and teeth, and pain. In the early stage of periodontal disease, it is possible that you do not feel any pain.

Other symptoms may include receding gums, loose and separating teeth, sores, chronic bad breath, and problems with your bite when chewing.

Your teeth and gums must be properly cleaned regularly in order to prevent bacteria from colonizing the mouth and causing gum disease. Early treatment is vital to protect you from tooth loss. A regular visit to your dentist at least once every 6 months can effectively prevent periodontal disease. Visiting your dentist regularly and caring for your teeth on a daily basis is much easier than dealing with tooth loss later in life.

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