If you occasionally forget to brush your teeth twice a day or you routinely skip your daily flossing efforts bacterial deposits could linger on your teeth. Over time plaque and residual food particles could develop into hardened tartar near the gumline. This problem can be compounded if you also have a bad habit of skipping your bi-annual dental checkups.
As time goes on constant bacterial presence near you gums could lead to gingivitis. Initial symptoms often include gums that appear red and inflamed and is usually accompanied by gums that bleed easily when brushing and flossing. Many gingivitis sufferers also notice problems with chronic bad breath.
Without professional diagnosis and treatment from a dentist like Dr. Jerard Wilson and Dr. Kelly Wilson, gingivitis can eventually worsen into the more severe form of gum disease known as periodontitis.
As this severe periodontal infection progresses small, yet concentrated pockets of infection can start to accumulate deep in your gums, while also causing your gumline recede from your teeth. In time the severe periodontal infection could eventually lead to the loss of multiple teeth.
A growing body of research has found that the systemic inflammation of chronic gums disease can affect other medical conditions. It can potentially complicate diabetes or lead to an increased risk of stroke as well heart disease. While chronic gum disease cannot cause these conditions, it can potentially impact your treatment options.
If you live in the Rocklin, California, area and you have a periodontal health concern, you should call 916-663-5555 to seek treatment at Rocklin Dental.