Gum disease is often the result of poor oral hygiene practices that allow food particles, sugar residue, and plaque to harden into tartar at the gum line. As it progresses through the gum inflammation of gingivitis, a severe case of gum disease can start to affect the roots of your teeth. In time it could even lead to the loss of multiple teeth.
Identifying early signs of gingivitis can help you seek timely treatment before the problem exacerbates. This often comes in the form of gums that bleed easily during brushing, and flossing, as well as chronic bad breath. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Barry Malkiel.
A thorough dental cleaning and improved oral hygiene practices can often remediate gingivitis before it has a chance to worsen into the severe gum infection of periodontitis.
As this severe periodontal infection establishes a presence deep in your gum tissues can cause them to recede from the base of your teeth. This can cause pockets of infection to form deep within your gums near the base of your teeth. In time, it can even cause a loss of structure in the bones that anchor your teeth.
Making oral hygiene improvements will help prevent gingivitis and periodontitis. This involves patiently brushing each individual tooth and a concentrated flossing technique. Attending your regular dental checkup at our clinic will remove tartar and monitor the overall health of your mouth.
If you live in the Lawrenceville, Georgia, area and you have gum disease concerns, you should call 770-995-9255 to schedule a checkup at Barry E. Malkiel, DDS.