Posted on June 18, 2018
Gum disease can be a serious oral health condition that can affect the health of your gums as well as the integrity of your teeth. It is primarily caused by food particles and plaque that have not been cleaned away from your teeth at the gumline. When they harden into bacterial calculus it can cause the gum inflammation known as gingivitis.
This can cause your gums to look red or inflamed. Many people with gingivitis also complain of gums that bleed easily during brushing, and flossing, as well as problems with chronic bad breath. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should call 954-752-4901 to schedule an appointment at Dr. William Forero's dental offices in Coral Springs, Florida.
With early treatment gingivitis can often be remediated by a dental cleaning and improved oral hygiene practices. If you delay seeking professional care, gingivitis will gradually worsen into periodontitis.
This level of infection in the gum tissues can cause you gums to recede from the base of your teeth. This can cause pockets of infection to form deep within your gums near the base of your teeth. In time, it can even cause a loss of structure in the bones that anchor your teeth.
Making oral hygiene improvements will go along way toward prevent gingivitis and periodontitis. This involves patiently brushing each individual tooth and a concentrated flossing technique. Attending your regular dental checkup at our clinic will remove tartar and monitor the overall health of your mouth.
If you live in the Coral Springs, Florida, area and you're concerned about gum disease, you should call 954-752-4901 to schedule a checkup at William Forero DMD, PA.