What is Periodontal Disease?
Healthy gums not only look great – they are essential for good overall oral health. But more than 80% of Americans have a silent disease that can damage the teeth, gum and jawbone.
Periodontal (Gum) diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. Typically, periodontal diseases are a result of dental plague. Bacteria found in dental plaque can produce toxins (poisons) which irritate the gums. They may cause the gum tissue to turn red, swell and bleed easily. This condition is known as gingivitis. If this irritation is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth and cause spaces (often called pockets).I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.