Periodontal Therapy

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Gum Infection Treatment

Periodontal disease refers to an infection of the gums. While early gum disease, or gingivitis, may only produce red or puffy gums, this inflammation can progress to periodontitis if left untreated. During advanced gum disease, the gums recede from the teeth and form deep pockets of tissue that harbor food debris and bacteria. This facilitates an infection that can not only destroy the surrounding bone but also enter your bloodstream to affect your overall health. The good news, however, is that early gum disease is easily reversed with gum infection therapy from your dentist. Proper oral hygiene habits and certain lifestyle changes can help you prevent gum disease in the future.

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