Did you know that 64.7 million American adults have some form of periodontitis? Gum disease occurs when there is constant inflammation of the gum line due to insufficient brushing and flossing on a routine basis. If left untreated, gum disease can affect the bone that supports your teeth — causing tooth loss.
Our dentist in Revere is here to help patients identify early signs of gum disease as well as take preventative measures to ward of it’s development. There are dozens of signs and symptoms to watch out for, some of the most common include the following:
So what causes these signs and symptoms? Gum disease develops when bacteria in your mouth begin to multiply and eventually form a sticky, colorless layer on your teeth. Without proper dental hygiene, this layer hardens to become plaque which subsequently needs to be removed by a dental hygienist. If you suspect you have signs of gum disease, please give our dentist office in Revere today at (781) 853 – 0111 to schedule an appointment.