Periodontal gum disease is a condition which is caused by bacteria found in dental plaque (the sticky substance that forms on your teeth). When the body is exposed to this bacteria, it actually causes a response, leading to inflammation and destruction of the gums and other supporting structures in the mouth. During the early stages of periodontal gum disease (gingivitis) the condition can actually be reversed and cured, however, once the condition advances, symptoms can only be managed in an effort to prevent the disease from advancing any further. Not sure if you suffer from gum disease? Common symptoms include:
Many patients, however, experience no symptoms until periodontal gum disease has advanced. Scheduling routine professional care with your dentist in Sugar Land can decrease your risk of decay, infection and even periodontal gum disease.