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Periodontal disease is caused by tartar buildup on the teeth and gums, which erodes the gums and supporting bones. Dentists estimate that as many as four out of five adults suffer from periodontal disease, making it the most common dental disease. The early stages of periodontal disease are primarily painless, so many patients only become aware they have it after their gums become swollen and begin to bleed. Periodontal disease is the primary reason for tooth loss, and dentistry experts believe that there may be a link between periodontal disease and other serious medical conditions such as stroke and diabetes. While extremely common, periodontal disease can be prevented with good oral hygiene, diet, and regular professional teeth cleaning.

Reasons for Periodontal Treatment

  • Early detection
  • Prevent tooth loss
  • Reverse gum damage
  • Relieve dental pain
  • Repair decayed teeth
  • Restore normal eating and chewing

Common Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • New spacing between teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Pus around the teeth and gums
  • Receding gums
  • Red and puffy gums
  • Tenderness and discomfort

If you have symptoms of periodontal disease, contact Webster Dental Care immediately. Our dentists will evaluate your teeth and gums to provide periodontal treatment that suits your needs.