Periodontal disease, which is better known as gum disease is something that 75% of Americans suffer from. Many people don’t even know they have it. Unfortunately, the task of brushing and flossing teeth twice a day is often taken for granted. Ignoring the needs of your teeth are only causing your teeth and gums to become more prone to periodontal disease.
Gum disease is mainly caused by tartar and plaque build up on gums and teeth. Tobacco use, some medications, genetics and grinding or clenching your teeth are some factors that could lead to gum disease and unfortunately, there are few different types of gum disease:
Gingivitis is only the beginning stage of gum disease. This is the stage where the disease is actually reversible.
Periodontitis is when gingivitis is left untreated. Developing periodontitis can leave you with bone and tooth loss. Essential the body will break down your mouth’s tissue and bone, or wherever the infected area of the mouth is.
If you think that you may have the beginning stages of gingivitis or periodontitis, don’t hesitate in contacting the leading dentists in Woburn! We have experience with treating patients with periodontal disease, and we are prepared to give you the best possible care plan available. Learn more about our periodontal treatments online today and reach out to our office if you have any questions or concerns about the disease or treatment.