If gums are red, sore, bleeding, or receding away from teeth, or if you notice persistent bad breath, make an appointment to see us.
The gums, ligaments, and bone around the teeth – the periodontium – support your teeth, and are the key to keeping your natural teeth into elder age. Studies show that chronic periodontal disease also adversely affects overall health.
As an inflammatory condition, it may complicate diabetes, and may be related to heart disease and stroke.
The good news is that daily brushing and flossing combined with regular professional cleanings to remove plaque can prevent bacteria from entering the periodontium and protect against inflammation and infection.