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Periodontal/Gum Disease Information
Some form of gum disease affects about 75% of adults
over the age of 35. The most common form is gingivitis, which affects
the tissues that surround and support your teeth. Bacteria turn
into tartar and build up around the gum at the base of your teeth.
This can irritate the gums and create pockets of bacteria between
the gums and teeth. It may cause red, swollen and bleeding gums.
If the bacteria aren't brought under control, it
may progress to periodontitis. This is an advanced form of gum
disease where the plaque and tartar extend beneath your gum line.
It causes the gums to recede from around the teeth and pockets
of infection may form destroying tissue and bone that supports
the teeth. Teeth may loosen and eventually fall out. Signs and
symptoms include: loose teeth, swollen, recessed or bleeding gums,
pus around teeth, unpleasant taste and smell, pain when eating
hot, cold or sweet foods.
Periodontal disease is more than a problem in your
mouth, it has been shown to be a causative factor in heart disease,
stroke, low birth-weight babies, and other serious illnesses.
Esthetic Enhancement • Comprehensive
Health Rehabilitation • Porcelain
Veneers • Tooth
Contouring • Smile
Whitening • Gum
line Reshaping • Esthetic
Crowns • Lifelike
Bridges • Tooth
Saving Inlays/Onlays • Tooth-Colored "Fillings" • Dental
Implants - Tooth Replacements • Cleanings/Preventive
Check ups • Sophisticated
periodontal treatments • Headache
Reducing - NTI appliance