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What Causes Gum Disease

Posted on 8/8/2022 by Ronald Watkins
What Causes Gum DiseaseThe inflammation and infection of the bone, gums, and tissues surrounding your teeth is called gum disease or periodontal disease. It is essential to know the treatments, causes, and steps you should take to prevent gum disease so you can protect both your oral and overall health. Gum disease can lead to serious problems, and it should be addressed by a periodontist as early as possible and shouldn't go untreated.

Causes of Gum Disease

Uncontrolled bacteria caused by toxins and dental plaque and poor oral hygiene is the cause of periodontal disease. If its not treated by a periodontist, the plaque could spread below the gums and irritate them while also destroy your tissues, gums, and bone that all aid in supporting your teeth. Once this occurs, the gums recede from the teeth and a pocket is formed in between. Bacteria can enter these pockets and they become infected and get deeper. This destruction eventually causes your teeth to get loose and may have to even be extracted due to the decay and damage.

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

You can be proactive by learning about gum disease and looking out for symptoms that can occur from it. The most common symptoms of gum disease of red, bleeding, swollen or tender gums, receding gums, tooth sensitivity, loose teeth, painful chewing, and bad breath. If you think you have any of these symptoms, it is vital to make a dentist appointment and get thoroughly examined. The dentist will inspect your gums and look for any infection and signs of periodontal disease. It is likely that they will also take x-rays and if you need to be referred to a specialist, a dentist will make sure you are referred to a periodontist that is trained and experienced in periodontal disease.
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