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Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention of Periodontal Diseases

Posted on 5/1/2024 by Todd Jorgenson
a close up of a mouth with inflamed gumsGum disease is a condition that typically starts slowly and does not cause immediate pain or visual symptoms. By recognizing the main causes of the disease and paying attention to early subtle signs, you can take preventive measures to keep the problem under control. It is important to educate yourself about what triggers this common infection and how to stop it from getting worse.

Bacteria and Inflammation Drive Disease


While plaque accumulation sparks gingivitis, certain bacteria penetrate gum tissues deeper, provoking more severe inflammation. As the body fights invading germs, it destroys surrounding structures. Ongoing involvement causes expanding infections plus irreversible bone loss without treatment.

Research shows specific microbes directly initiate immune system reactions, eroding bone and anchoring connective tissues in teeth. Therefore, managing these pathogens makes a substantive difference in thwarting progressive disease.

Subtle Hints Suggest Existing Disease


Unlike gingivitis with overt signs like red, swollen, and bleeding gums, chronic forms often initially lack painful or highly visible symptoms. You may notice somewhat tender, puffy, or bright red gum patches upon brushing. Slight tooth loosening or receding and pulled-back gums also signal early problems.

Later, pus pockets, constant bad breath or taste, teeth shifting, and persistent gumline sensitivity emerge. But waiting for these overt indicators means significant tissue/bone loss has already occurred. Just a millimeter or two of gradual erosion severely heightens tooth loss risk.

Emphasize Prevention Starting Today


Do not consider gum problems inevitable with age. Proper daily cleaning, professional maintenance therapy, and bacterial balance support counteract disease drivers for lifelong oral wellness. We offer cutting-edge diagnostics, illuminating microscopic infections early when small interventions prevent substantive damage.

Take action promptly to prevent minor or hidden symptoms from developing into severe problems. Keeping your smile naturally healthy requires prioritizing prevention and implementing effective treatments as soon as you notice any signs of disease. We are here to assist you throughout this process. Get in touch with our office today to find out more information!






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