Periodontal Disease Lancaster
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums or bone around the tooth. In its early stages, patients may experience redness, inflammation or bleeding of the gums. However, if not treated correctly, this can progress into something more serious such as tooth loss.
It is important to perform proper oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing, to prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar on your teeth since this can lead to periodontal disease. In addition, visiting the dentist regularly for check-ups and exams is crucial, this is to help detect periodontal disease as early as possible.
In addition to being the number one reason for tooth loss, periodontal disease can lead to other health problems, including cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Possible Signs of Periodontal Disease:
- Inflamed or bleeding gums
- Sensitive gums
- Receding gums
- Loose Teeth
- Persistently bad breath
Please call (661) 949-6757 today to schedule a check-up!