What is a Gum Disease?
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is something that 75% of people in the India have had issues with. There are varying degrees of gum disease, and it’s actually the most common reason that adults lose their teeth. Gum disease is an infection in the gums, and in the bones once it gets to be rather severe. This causes bone loss down into and around each of the teeth. When that happens, bacteria gets into your bone and blood stream and can become a systematic problem, not just an oral problem.
At Park Dental Care we stay informed of the latest scientific research available in the field of dentistry. We now know that if you have an unhealthy mouth you are at risk for developing serious systemic illnesses like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pre-term labor, as well as auto-immune and inflammatory diseases.
Improving the health of your mouth can reduce your risk for future illness, reduce the negative impact your current illness is having on your body, can reduce the amount of medication you need, and in some cases can actually reverse your illness entirely.
Healthy gums do not bleed when you clean your teeth with brushing or flossing.
How To Tell If Your Gums Are Unhealthy
A simple test is to vigorously floss between all of your teeth. Is there any blood on the floss? If so, you have gingivitis at least, and possibly more progressive gum disease. Healthy gums do not bleed when you clean your teeth with brushing or flossing. If your teeth and gums bleed when you brush and floss, you are at risk for serious illness.
Periodontists at Park Dental Care can help you reverse your risk and get your mouth healthy. We help our patients avoid deep, painful cleanings and gum surgery with our conservative custom treatments for unhealthy gums.
If you have been told you need a deep cleaning or gum surgery, we recommend you schedule a consultation with us.
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