Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease)
Gum disease is an infection to the periodontal tissue that support your teeth. You may not know you have it, it is a painless or minimally painful disease. Gum disease is caused by plaque, the slimy biofilm substance that sits at the bottom of your teeth, it is a bacterial haven. Dr. Toomin and Dr. Bieber can help. Scheduling regular dental check ups, and dental cleanings can help reduce and even eliminate gum disease.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. Also referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease is caused by the bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth.
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How is Gum Disease Treated?
Gum disease is a common and treatable affliction for most adults. Thorough oral hygiene can reverse gum disease in its early stages so that not all gingivitis progresses. When plaque is allowed to build up, however, it mineralizes and becomes more difficult to treat.
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How is Gum Disease Prevented?
There is no great secret to preventing gum disease. The best way to avoid gum disease is a good oral hygiene routine that begins early in life and is practiced consistently. Additionally, regular trips to the dentist will ensure that we can catch gum disease when its symptoms first start to appear.
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What are the Stages of Gum Disease?
Schedule Your Periodontal Dental Appointment
Health conditions including pregnancy, smoking and diabetes can increase the likelihood of having gum disease. It's important to schedule an appointment at Toomin & Bieber Dentistry if you suspect you have gum disease, the sooner you treat it the better. Regular dental checkups and periodontal examinations are very important. For more information on gum disease and how we can help, contact our dental office at (818) 748-9998.