PERIODONTAL DISEASE (GUM DISEASE) TREATMENTS IN MOBILE, AL
MORE ABOUT PERIODONTAL DISEASE
With proper care your teeth and smile can last a lifetime. This means thorough daily brushing and flossing and regular dental cleanings and check-ups to avoid tooth decay and periodontal disease. Most people know that this can cause tooth loss if not treated, but for most adults it is periodontal (gum) disease that causes the most cases of tooth lost. If you have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal complication, dental implants are terrific solution to improve your oral health. Learn more about implants here.
West Mobile Dental Care is conveniently located in Mobile, AL but proudly services Daphne, Prichard, Montrose, Fairhope, Tillman’s Corner and other neighboring communities.
If you notice any of the following conditions, see your dentist immediately:
- Gums that bleed easily.
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Puss between the teeth and and gums when pressed.
- Frequent bad breath or bad taste.
- Loose permanent teeth.
- Any change in your bite.
Many times periodontal disease will not have any of the warning signs or symptoms. That’s why regular check-ups are important.
PREVENTING PERIODONTAL DISEASE
HEART DISEASE WARNING
Medical research has recently shown a direct relationship between periodontal disease and coronary heart disease. It is believed that chronic periodontal disease releases bacteria into the blood stream which attaches to the walls of the coronary arteries leading to inflammation and eventual blockage.