You may be in danger of losing teeth to gum (periodontal) disease (even without warning signs)…
Periodontal (gum) disease is a serious infection in the gums that, if left unattended or untreated, can lead to loss of teeth. Gum problems usually start off as bacterial infection. From there, the germs could spread to the bone and gums that support the teeth, resulting in the likelihood of tooth loss. Periodontal gum disease could affect one tooth or many. That likely depends on the spread of bacteria and the resulting inflammation.
Gingivitis is one of the common forms of periodontal gum disease. This condition exhibits redness and swelling of the gums. Sometimes, there’s little discomfort or bleeding. Still, gingivitis is reversible by good oral hygiene and can be easily treated by prompt gum periodontal disease treatment.
If gingivitis is left untreated, it can worsen into periodontitis. This occurs when gum tissue and bone that support the teeth are broken down by bacteria. Gum disease causes gums to recede or separate from the teeth, forming spaces or pockets between teeth and gums. As the pockets deepen, the teeth become loose and need to be removed.
If unattended, gum disease can progress quickly and turn for the worse. There can be rapid bone and tissue deterioration and tooth loss, among other health hazards.
Millions of people have periodontal gum disease and don’t know it – until their teeth start falling out. And that’s just one of many undesirable health hazards and side effects of poor gum health. Dr. Tehle can help you avoid missing teeth and other health problems with proper periodontal disease treatment. Ask him how today.
Visit Gregory S. Tehle for outstanding gum care if you are a resident of Lake County, IL or Cook County, IL, including Barrington, South Barrington, Barrington Hills, Arlington Heights and Palatine.
For great and long-lasting dental health through healthy gums and avoiding periodontal gum disease, visit general dentist, Dr. Gregory S. Tehle. Call 847.381.5958 or simply fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.