If you sometimes fail to remember to brush your teeth twice each day or you are reticent to floss at least once each day excess bacterial deposits can start to build up in your mouth. As time goes on they can start to harden into tartar near the gumline leading to increased risk of suffering from gum disease.
Without professional attention from one of our skilled dentists, the early gum inflammation of gingivitis could exacerbate the periodontal infection of periodontitis. This can cause your gums to slowly recede from your teeth.
As it progresses the of infected material can start to accumulate near the roots of your teeth. This could gradually compromise the roots of multiple teeth and even start to deplete the underlying bone tissues. Left untreated periodontitis can also lead to complications related to systemic inflammation.
This hampers the healthy response of your immune system and also affects existing medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and your risk of stroke.
The nature and severity of your gum disease will determine the treatment plan presented by our dentist.
If you live in the area surrounding Riverside, California, and you are concerned about the health of your gums, you should call 951-643-4405 to set up an appointment at Regal Dentistry. Drs. Manalese, Hamdani, Tsai, and Nguyen are here to help you achieve optimal oral health.