Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is caused by bacteria in plaque. If not consistently removed, this bacteria builds up, infecting your teeth, gums, lower gum tissue and eventually the bone that supports your teeth - a common cause of tooth loss. This disease has three stages of progression: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis; the longer the disease has to advance, the more damage it causes. Fear not, St. Augustine Dental Wellness is here to help. Utilizing the latest advancements in detection and treatment, we can discover periodontal disease early and begin treatment before complicated issues arise.
Simple, everyday steps can also be taken to avoid gum disease growth, including:
If you are experiencing the symptoms of gum disease, it's essential that you begin treatment. Besides tooth loss, studies have linked untreated periodontal disease to the development of severe health issues such as heart disease, strokes, diabetes and pre-term low birth-weight babies. If you think you may have gum disease, please contact American Dental Wellness to schedule an appointment right away.
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