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       Normal Healthy Gingival Tissue 

How Can I Tell If I Have Periodontal (GUM) Disease

* Gums that bleed during tooth brushing and flossing

* Red, swollen or tender gums

* Gums that have pulled away from your teeth

* Persistent bad breath

* Loose or separating teeth

* A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite

* A change in the fit of your partial denture



What you need to know:


Severe calculus build up due to lack of home and professional care. 

This person ended up losing all her teeth.


Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is the most common infection in the US.  In fact, more than 75% of American adults over the age of 35 have some form of periodontal disease.
     Though there are a  number of people who are infected, most are not aware that they have gum or periodontal disease.  This disease is relatively unnoticeable until it reaches the advanced and often untreatable stage.  Gum disease can result in bad breath, red swollen & bleeding gums, and the destruction of bone leading to tooth loss.  The only way to know if you have gum disease is to have your gums evaluated.  Don't let gum disease take the teeth out of your smile.


Gum Disease: What, Why, and Effects:


As the disease progresses the teeth appear longer this is because the bone supporting the teeth is being destroyed.  The exposed areas are  the roots of the teeth which are no longer supported by bone.


Periodontal diseases are gum infections that destroy the attachment fibers and supporting bone that hold your teeth in your mouth. Bacterial plaque is the main cause of this disease.  Plaque is a sticky substance that forms on your teeth daily.    If not removed it will form calculus a hard deposit difficult to remove. The toxins (poisons in plaque and calculus) cause the gum infections that will destroy the supporting tissues around the teeth.
     When this happens the gums peel away from the teeth forming a pocket which is more difficult to clean and fills easily with plaque.  As more gum tissue and supporting bone are destroyed the teeth become loose and if not treated will be lost.


Types of Periodontal Disease:

  • Gingivitis
  • Mild Periodontitis
  • Moderate-Advanced Periodontitis
  • Receding Gums
  • Gummy Smile

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