Periodontal disease – or, as it’s more commonly known, gum disease – affects many adults in the United States. It can range from simple gum inflammation to a serious affliction that can damage the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth, which is a result of not having professional teeth cleanings every three to six months. This can result in serious problems such as gingivitis and periodontitis, which can severely damage your teeth and even cause you to lose them.
Signs of gum disease:
- Persistent bad breath
- Red, swollen gums
- Bleeding gums
- Hurts to chew
- Loose or sensitive teeth
- Receding gums, teeth appear longer
If you think you may be suffering from gum disease, contact our Raleigh dentist at Leesville Dental Care immediately. We will schedule you for a deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing and get you back on the path to optimal oral health!