Periodontal (gum) disease is the result of excessive plaque and calculus accumulating on the teeth. This accumulation allows bacteria to infect the surrounding gums and bone and cause them to deteriorate due to infection. Patients with periodontal disease often have red, swollen, and bleeding gums with bad breath that can be very objectionable to others. If periodontal disease is allowed to progress, it will destroy the gums and bone and cause the loss of your teeth.
At our Mooresville, NC dental practice, we offer a variety of periodontal procedures that are designed to halt its progression. We also offer treatments and protocols that prevent periodontal disease. In order to maintain good oral health in between visits to our office, it is important to eat a healthy diet and brush and floss daily. If you are suffering from any pain or notice any redness, swelling, or bleeding near your gums or you detect bad breath, we advise that you contact our Mooresville, NC office immediately.