Gum disease can affect the structures of the teeth. Gingivitis and periodontitis are the most common types of gum disease and both are caused by the bacterial dental plaque that normally inhabits the mouth.
Gingivitis, a common condition, is inflammation of the gum and can be resolved with good oral hygiene measures.
However, periodontitis, affecting 10-15% of the population, is a far more damaging inflammatory condition that destroys the supporting bone, leading to a tooth loss.
The signs and symptoms of both conditions vary from none at all, loose teeth and drifting teeth. Some of the major factors affecting gum diseases are smoking, specific strains of bacteria in the plaque, stress levels, and family history.
At our practices, our team can help to cure your gingivitis and bring under control any periodontal disease affecting your teeth. Our friendly team can also help to teach you how to maintain good health.