Archive for Gum Disease

Gum Disease Treatment Rochester Hills

Gum disease (also called periodontal disease) is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. At each regular checkup the dentist will measure the depth of the shallow v-shaped crevice (called […]

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Don’t Let Gingivitis Affect You!

Gingivitis is a form of periodontal disease. Gingivitis is due to the long-term effects of plaque deposits. Plaque is a sticky material made of bacteria, mucus, and food debris that develops on the exposed parts of the teeth. It is a major cause of tooth decay. The following raise your risk for developing gingivitis: General illness Poor dental […]

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Periodontitis Information

In the more advanced stages of gum disease, called periodontitis, the gums and bone that support the teeth become seriously damaged. The gums become inflamed. Inflammation causes a pocket to develop between the gums and the teeth, which fills with plaque and tartar. Soft tissue swelling traps the plaque in the pocket. Continued inflammation eventually […]

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Gum Disease Treatment Rochester Hills

Gum disease (also called periodontal disease) is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. At each regular checkup the dentist will measure the depth of the shallow v-shaped crevice (called […]

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