Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is infections of the gum and bone that hold teeth in place. Gum disease is linked to several serious conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. The American Dental Association reports that at least 80% of American adults have gum disease and are at risk for head and neck cancer. If periodontal problems are not treated, they can become severe and may eventually lead to tooth loss. Often, periodontal disease is painless and you may not be aware that you have a problem until your gums and supporting bone are seriously damaged.
Plaque includes a film of bacteria that attaches to teeth and gums. The bacteria in plaque causes irritation of the tissues that support your teeth. This irritation can lead to chronic inflammation, bleeding, and infection that can destroy your gum and melt your bone tissue.
There are a variety of treatment options depending on the details of your situation and the severity of the problem. We at MGS Dental always start with the least invasive options, which are non-surgical. However, in more serious cases, surgery may be necessary.
Please call us at (978) 851-7012 to learn more and remember:
Gum Disease is the primary cause of lost teeth.
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