Gum Disease Treatment and Prevention for Families in the Green Bay Area
Gum disease is caused by poor oral health and resultant plaque build-up. It is a common adult problem, though teenagers and young children who don’t brush or floss regularly may also be affected. Since it develops slowly and without any pain, you may not realize you have it until you experience some bleeding or tenderness.
It begins with plaque which hardens into tartar (or calculus) over a period of time and cannot be removed by simple brushing or flossing. In its early stages it is called gingivitis and may be accompanied by redness and a bit of bleeding during cleaning. Untreated gingivitis leads to periodontitis or periodontal gum disease where gums are inflamed and start to pull away from the teeth. Resulting spaces or pockets become infected with bacteria threatening the bone and tissue that hold the teeth in place. The best way to treat gum disease is to prevent it from happening.
How to Recognize Gum Disease
- Change in the color of your gums
- Gums that are red around your teeth
- Shiny, puffy or sore gums
- Bleeding gums when you brush or floss
- Constant bad breath
- Sensitivity without reason
Brodhagen Dental Care offers effective treatments for all stages of gum disease. From initial plaque build-up to gingivitis and periodontitis, our professional care can help restore good oral health. People of all ages come to Brodhagen Dental Care in Green Bay.
Professional Treatment of Gum Disease by the Dental Professionals at Brodhagen Dental Care
Ignoring or neglecting gum disease can result in severe infection and ultimately, tooth loss. It’s important to know that once it sets in, brushing and flossing alone will not cure it. Removing tartar requires special dental instruments, training and experience. Left unattended, gums and teeth may be damaged further. You will also need to go for regular cleaning until it is all removed. Gingivitis and periodontal gum disease require longer attention.
Missing teeth tend to produce a domino effect leading to other more serious dental problems including biting and chewing. Gum disease is entirely preventable. Those diagnosed with gingivitis and periodontitis can also be treated. Brodhagen Dental Care will help you maintain good oral health and keep disease in check. The dental professionals at Brodhagen Dental Care are committed to educating patients about the effects of gum disease and tooth loss.
Phone 920-499-2121 for an initial consultation, an appointment, or for more information about gum disease. You can also make an appointment here.
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