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Gum Disease Treatment: Preserve Your Oral and Overall Health

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What is Periodontal Disease?

With periodontal disease, the bacteria in plaque breaks down and destroys your gums and the bones that support your teeth. If left untreated, pockets will begin to form between your teeth and gums because they are separating. It can drastically affect your teeth’s roots and underlying bone, and this is why periodontal disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss.

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Signs of Periodontal Disease

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Additional Risks and Side Effects of Periodontal Disease

There are other health risks with periodontal disease besides being a threat to your teeth and gums. The bacteria found in gum disease has been linked to:

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Factors that Increase Chances of Periodontal Disease

How We Can Treat Periodontal Disease

When treating periodontal disease, Dr. Baldwin is very conservative and strives to avoid surgical treatments. But, if your periodontal disease is well advanced, you will need to be referred to a periodontist (gum specialist).

Below are two treatments Dr. Baldwin uses at his office:

Don’t Wait!

If you are experiencing any of the signs of periodontal disease that we listed above, be sure to call us as soon as you can. Typically, the condition will only get worse over time, and the sooner we catch it, the easier it will be to treat. Call Dr. Baldwin’s office to set up an appointment in which we can discuss the best treatment for your situation.

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