• 03 APR 14
    Periodontal Disease Dentists In Costa Mesa

    Periodontal Disease Dentists In Costa Mesa

    Periodontal Disease is gum disease, and it is more common than you might think. In fact, many American adults suffer from some form or degree of periodontal disease. The damage caused by periodontal disease  can range from a less harmful gum inflammation, to very serious and dangerous gum disease that can result in damage to the soft tissue and bone and bones that support your teeth. The worst cases of this result in losing teeth!

     

    What Causes Periodontal Disease

    The human mouth is full of bacteria and other particles. These particles form a film on your teeth, known as plaque. Plaque can be kept to a minimum by brushing and flossing, but when it continues to build up, it can form tartar, which does not easily brush away. You may need a dentist to help you remove tartar. When plaque and tartar build up they start irritating the gums. Eventually this can turn into gingivitis, a mild for of gum disease. Good brushing habits and seeing your dentist regularly can help reverse gingivitis, so do your best to keep your mouth healthy!

    When gingivitis gets more and more serious, it can advance into periodontal disease. The gums begin to pull away from the teeth and form pockets at the base that easily become infected. As the immune system fights the bacteria spread, the plaque and tartar begin to fill in the pockets between teeth and gum. The toxins, combined with the body’s infection response start to break down the tissue and bone that holds the teeth in place. If left untreated, the tissue and bone can be completely destroyed and teeth may fall out or have to be removed.

    How To Avoid Periodontal Disease?

    Keep your mouth healthy! SmileMax recommends the following practices:

    > Brush your teeth AT LEAST twice a day.
    > Floss regularly (daily or at least a few times a week) to remove plaque between your teeth and keep tartar to a minimum.
    > Visit your dentist regularly

    SmileMax Can Help!

    We have helped many patients with Periodontal disease and Gingivitis. If you live in Orange County, you can always give a call or email our Costa Mesa office should you have any questions or want to be checked out. If you have any of the following symptoms, we recommend you contact us immediately:

    > Bleeding gums during brushing or after brushing.
    > Red, tender, painful, swollen gums.
    > Persistent bad breath
    > Loose teeth
    > Pockets forming between teeth and gums

    DO NOT WAIT. Time is a factor in periodontal disease, and this is something you need to take care of right away. SmileMax is here for you.

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