Gum Disease (Periodontal) Treatment
Redding Dentist Dr. Dutton Offers Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease also known as periodontal disease is usually caused by plaque. Plaque is a sticky bacteria that constantly forms on teeth. When plaque is not removed with dental cleanings and daily brushing and flossing between teeth, gums become inflamed and irritated. When irritated, gum tissue can separate from the teeth forming pockets. This separation know as pockets invite and trap bacteria which continues the irritation process. When untreated, gum disease can continue until the bone and surrounding tissues are destroyed. Gingivitis is the early stage of periodontal disease. Gum Disease is often called the silent killer because it may not be painful until the late stages. Common signs of gum disease are red and swollen gums and may bleed easily.
Dr. Dutton and her team of dental professionals check your gums during regular dental checkups. If you are experiencing swollen gums or noticing bleeding when you brush contact Dr. Dutton immediately as early treatment is significant in treating gum disease.