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Often preceded by bleeding of the gums, gum desease is the number one reason for loss of teeth

Gum DiseasePeriodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth.
Periodontal disease can affect one tooth or many teeth. It begins when the bacteria in plaques causes the gums to become inflamed.
In the mildest form of the disease, gingivitis, the gums redden, swell and bleed easily. There is usually little or no discomfort. Gingivitis is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene. Gingivitis is reversible with professional treatment and good oral home care.
Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis. With time, plaque can spread and grow below the gum line. Toxins produced by the bacteria in plaque irritate the gums. The toxins stimulate a chronic inflammatory response in which the body in essence turns on itself, and the tissues and bone that support the teeth are broken down and destroyed. Often, this destructive process has very mild symptoms. Eventually, teeth can become loose and may have to be removed.

See the following for more information:

What Causes Periodontal Disease?

The main cause of periodontal disease is bacterial plaque, however, factors like the following also affect the health of your gums: smoking, genetics, pregnancy and puberty, stress, medication, clenching or grinding your teeth, diabetes, poor nutrition and other systemic diseases. …

What Treatment is Available for Periodontal Disease?

If you’re diagnosed with periodontal disease, your periodontist may recommend periodontal surgery. Periodontal surgery is necessary when your periodontist determines that the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment. …

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