Gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss, and it can negatively affect your general health. Fortunately, there are early warning signs of poor periodontal health that let you know something is wrong, giving you time to schedule treatment! SILK Dental Wellness offers preventive care for gingivitis, and we can help by addressing periodontitis, the more advanced infection.
Advanced gum disease can destroy the tissues that support our teeth, leaving them loose and in need of extraction. Periodontal problems are the leading cause of adult tooth loss. Remember that the sooner you act on concerns about your gums, the less likely this is to affect you!
Early warning signs of gum disease, like bleeding gums, can certainly be a cause for concern. Unfortunately, many people will overlook or ignore warnings until their condition has progressed and done serious harm to their tissues. We can provide an assessment of your gums and determine the severity of an infection before starting treatment.
Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease. The good news is that at this point, the problem can be reversed before permanent tissue damage occurs. A combination of good brushing and flossing efforts at home and professional teeth cleanings can stop an infection before it can progress further. In addition to removing plaque buildup to protect your gums, we can offer guidance on better preventive care to help you avoid problems in the future!
Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gum disease. An infection at this stage destroys gums and even surrounding bone tissues, leading to recession and the loss of support for our teeth. Continued daily and professional oral hygiene efforts to fight tartar buildup on your roots should take place to protect against further harm.
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Your periodontal health can be more important than you realize. If you want to protect your smile and prevent tooth loss, know that gum disease is the leading reason why people wind up with incomplete smiles. Let us know as soon as you identify problems like gingival bleeding and other warning signs of an infection so that we can help keep you healthy! To schedule a visit to our Dallas, TX dental office, call SILK Dental Wellness at 214-969-7455, or use our online request system to book your appointment.