What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is a progressive inflammation of the gum line that can affect the bone that surrounds teeth. This periodontal infection became a very fast-growing epidemic in our society.
In the early stages, gum disease can be treated without surgery with a proper oral hygiene routine and cleanings. It’s very important to have a regular dental checkup to prevent gum issues.
Symptoms of Gum Disease include:
Pus surrounding teeth/gum
Irritation or bad breath
Gum disease has few stages: gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis, tooth loss. Usually, it begins with inflammation of the gingiva (gingivitis) that progressively extends to the bone tissue, forming infected “pockets” between the gingiva and the tooth. In the absence of treatment, periodontitis can result in bone destruction and loosening or even tooth loss.
If you think you might have some of the signs of gum disease, or if you have any other questions, reach out to us. Different treatment options are available in the Advanced Dental Center.
Make an appointment with our dentists in Norwalk, CT that specializes in areas of gum disease therapy and rejuvenation of oral tissue.