Have Gum Disease
65 & Older
Americans Have Gum Disease
In the U.S. Have Mild, Moderate Or Severe Periodontitis
About Gum Disease
Periodontal disease is the result of an infection and inflammation of the gums and tissues that keep the teeth in place. It typically develops because of poor oral hygiene. Excessive plaque and tartar can build up around the gum line, and the gums start to pull away from the tooth, opening up space for bacteria to thrive.
Without timely treatment, a patient with an infection runs the risk of losing bone tissue, gum tissue and their natural teeth.
Learn more about gum disease symptoms and treatment options by scheduling your appointment at Coastal Smile Design today.