You might have thought that cavities were the primary cause of adult tooth loss, but it’s actually gum disease! Gum disease (periodontal disease) is a condition that causes bone loss and gum detachment around the teeth. Over time the teeth become mobile and may even fall out. Screening for periodontal disease is an important step that The Dental Specialists take to prevent gum disease from destroying your smile.
Gum disease begins as gingivitis but can quickly become a severe condition that destroys your smile. Common symptoms of periodontal disease include:
If you have any of these symptoms and they do not reverse themselves with dedicated brushing and flossing, then you need to schedule a visit with The Dental Specialists right away. The earlier you get care for periodontal disease, the easier it is to reverse. Don’t wait until it’s too late.