Duluth Dental Associates
Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry
As stated above, in the more advanced stages of periodontal disease, bacterial toxins and the body’s natural response to infection start to break down the bone and connective tissue that hold teeth in place. If not treated, the bones, gums, and tissue that support the teeth are destroyed. The teeth may eventually become loose and have to be removed.
Having your gums and teeth evaluated and cleaned bi-annually will help maintain and prevent these advanced stages from occurring. In most cases we are able to treat gingiviitis and early stages of periodontitis. But if neglected, surgery may be the only treatment available and we will need to refer you for further evaluation by a Periodontist(a gum and bone specialist).
We would love the opportunity to help diagnose, treat and prevent periodontal disease, please call us for more information!
Practicing good dental health is important to maintaining a healthy mouth, teeth and gums. It will also help your appearance and quality of life.
Good dental health is a combination of proper daily maintenance (brushing and flossing) along with regular visits to your dental care professional.
It is important to take good care of your gums by brushing after meals and flossing daily to remove food particles between and around your teeth, and to prevent the formation of plaque on tooth surfaces. If plaque is not removed, it can release toxins that irritate and inflame the gum, causing a condition called gingivitis. If not treated, gingivitis can progress into periodontal disease, a low-grade infection of the gums that can slowly and painlessly destroy the gums and bones around your teeth.