Gum Disease Salem OR
What Is Periodontal Disease/Gum Disease?Periodontal disease is also commonly referred to as gum disease. It develops as a result of a bacterial infection in your mouth. A buildup of bacteria irritate your gums, which then causes them to swell. Without treatment, periodontal disease only grows worse. In addition to affecting your gums, it affects your teeth, the supporting structures of your teeth, and your overall health. At Oak Park Dental, we can diagnose and treat periodontal disease, stopping its progression and restoring your oral, and overall, health.
What Happens as Periodontal Disease Advances?When periodontal disease first begins, it only affects your gums. The plaque and bacteria irritate your gums, leading to inflammation. Without treatment, the condition continues to progress. Your swollen gums pull away from your teeth, leading to the formation of pockets. These pockets begin collecting plaque, bacteria, and other debris. The pockets grow deeper and deeper, eventually allowing the bacteria to reach the jawbone.
Once at the bone, the bacteria begin attacking the supporting structures of your teeth, causing them to weaken. Bacteria may even enter into the bloodstream. Ultimately, periodontal disease can result in tooth loss and serious health conditions.
If you suspect that you have periodontal disease, it is important that you get treatment right away. For more information, and to schedule your appointment, contact Oak Park Dental at (971) 600-0211 today.
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Regular dental checkups and periodontal examinations are very important. The treatment methods that our dentists diagnose will depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed. Good dental care at home is essential for helping to keep periodontal disease from becoming more serious.
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