Gum disease, also called as periodontal disease, comes in some different varieties. In its latter stages, gum disease is known as periodontitis. If your gums are severely swollen or if you can see large inflamed sacks of gums surrounding your teeth, you might have periodontitis, and you should get in touch with our office for a checkup as soon as possible. Without treatment, periodontitis can result in lost teeth and injured bones.
Periodontitis affects about half of the population above 30 years old in the USA. Unfortunately, it’s a very widespread and very grave problem. In the early stages of gum disease, bacteria inflame the gums and eat at the pearly whites. By the time that periodontal disease progresses to chronic periodontitis, major harm has been done to the teeth, gums and bones. After some time, it may cause lost teeth, severely infected gums and bone tissue loss. This can occur in just some areas of the oral cavity or throughout the oral cavity, and it should be treated as soon as possible.
To plan your next appointment, ring 248-628-2540 to talk to the Oxford, Michigan, Oxford Lakes Dental Care team about a checkup with Dr. an appointment. When you’re a patient of Oxford Lakes Dental Care, you’re like family–and that’s just how you’ll be treated.