Deer Park Gum Disease

 Deer Park Texas: Gum Disease

Gum disease or also known as “periodontal disease” is a serious bacterial infection that damages the attachment fibers and the supporting bone that holds the teeth in the mouth. Periodontal disease (the word “periodontal” as a mater of fact means “around the tooth”) if left untreated can lead to tooth loss or can lead to heart problems like artery blockage or stroke. Periodontal disease has many forms.

Periodontal Disease Pasadena Texas

Chronic inflammation is nothing to take lightly, it can be deadly. If you have red, swollen gums or if they bleed when you brush your teeth, you have an inflammation and gum disease. Gum disease is inflammation that has gone unchecked. It can lead to inflammation throughout the body and be life threatening.

 

Chronic inflammation is linked to heart disease, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis,cancer, and many other diseases you don’t want. What happens is, bacteria from your mouth gets into the blood stream when your gums are inflamed and travel throughout your whole body. With diabetes on the rise, it’s important to know that gum inflammation makes it more difficult for diabetics to control their blood sugar.

 

There are two basic stages of gum disease. The first stage, gingivitis, may be hard to notice because people usually experience little to no discomfort. However, the gums may be red, swollen, and bleed easily. Gingivitis is usually caused by poor oral hygiene habits — simply not brushing and flossing enough. This milder stage of gum disease is usually reversible if you visit us or through revised brushing and flossing habits.

Gum Disease Pasadena Texas

The strongest defense against plaque formation is daily brushing and flossing of the teeth. Some mouth washes may also help to prevent plaque build-up. When plaque is not evacuated by brushing, flossing, or mouth washes, it solidifies and forms tartar. After tartar has formed, brushing cannot help to remove it. We have the tools to remove tartar and can advise you on which toothpastes work best to prevent plaque build-up so that future tartar development does not occur.

Visit us today at 3421 Burke Rd, Pasadena Texas 77504. See why so many Deer Park residents come to our office for award winning dentistry.