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Gum disease is usually caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on teeth. If plaque is not removed with daily brushing and cleaning between the teeth, gums become irritated and inflamed. The irritated gum tissue can separate from the teeth and form spaces called pockets. Bacteria then moves into the pockets where they continue to create irritation and infection. If left untreated, the process can continue until the bone and other tooth-supporting tissues are destroyed.

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Why would you want Periodontal Therapy?

Periodontal Disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss. This therapy will stop the infection from damaging your gums and stop bone loss.The early stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. It often results in gums that are red, swollen and may bleed easily. The good news is we can treat it right here in our office. Our Dental Hygienists can help you get gums healthy by treating them with periodontal therapy. Our hygienists will work to clean out the pockets around the teeth and tip the scales back in the favor of healthy gums.

If you are concerned about the overall health of your gums, call now to reserve a time for our experts at Fox Run Dental to evaluate your condition, 920-733-2371!