At Bachtell Dentistry, we are dedicated to keeping your teeth and gums healthy.
Gum disease simply means your gums are infected. It is one of the most common reasons for tooth loss.
Everyone has plaque and bacteria in their mouth. If this plaque and bacteria start to build up on your teeth they can continue to build up. The bacteria causes inflammation of the gums and then loss of the bone that supports your teeth.
There are many signs of gum disease that range from bleeding gums to red and swollen gums, and gums that are starting to recede. Many patients with periodontal disease have bad breath that is difficult to correct with brushing or mouthwash. As the disease progresses, you may even start to have teeth become loose.
Some people are more prone to getting gum disease. These include people who have a hard time keeping their teeth clean and those who smoke or chew tobacco. There are some diseases, conditions, and medications that can increase your risk, such as diabetes. Some people are genetically predispositioned to periodontal disease. No matter what the cause, with proper treatment we can help diagnose and treat periodontal disease.
If you are concerned about your dental health, don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule an appointment.