Periodontal diseases and the deterioration of gums can lead to an array of problems. Periodontal disease generally stems from bacterial plaque buildup on the gums and/or teeth, in conjuction with gum inflammation. If periodontal disease is left untreated, it can lead to the destruction of bone around the tooth or possible tooth loss. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
The best way to prevent periodontal disease is to have regular check-ups and get your teeth scaled to remove tartar as there are many forms of bacteria that can infect your gums. We, at City South Dental, are able to detect signs of gum disease and offer the appropriate, customized, and least invasive treatments.