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Periodontal disease is a disease of the gums that occurs when they get infected. The infection is caused by bacteria that build up along the gum line. As the bacteria spread, inflammation occurs, causing the gums to become swollen and red. As the disease progresses, the gums begin to recede, creating pockets that easily collect food particles. As the pockets grow larger, they become more difficult to clean. Eventually, the bacteria can infect the jawbone, causing gum tissues to recede, teeth to become loose, and teeth to feel loose.
Periodontal disease is a chronic condition caused by infections and inflammation of the gums. The symptoms of periodontal disease are often mild at first and progress slowly. However, if left untreated, the disease can cause the teeth to become loose and eventually fall out.
Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria that are left on the teeth after every meal. Bacteria in the mouth are normal, but when they form plaque, they can cause inflammation in the gums. The gums then become red and swollen and may bleed easily. Eventually, the bone and tissue supporting the teeth are destroyed, leading to tooth loss.
The symptoms of periodontal disease vary depending on the severity of the disease. The common symptoms include:
When periodontal disease is diagnosed, the dentist in Aurora, CO will suggest treatment. This generally includes scaling and root planing, which removes plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth and below the gum line. This treatment also smoothens the surface of the tooth root to discourage bacteria from gathering there.
To learn more about our dental services or to schedule a consultation with our dentist at our practice located at 2711 S Parker Rd., Aurora, CO 80014, you can either contact us via email or call H&M Family Dentistry at (303) 353-9611. We will be happy to assist you further.