Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can allow tartar to harden on your teeth near the gumline. If this happens, you will be at significant risk of suffering from gum disease. The earliest stage, which is known as gingivitis can cause the gums to bleed easily during brushing and flossing. This can also cause the gums to look red, and cause chronic bad breath.
In many cases, gingivitis treatment involves a thorough dental cleaning at Dr. Sean P Avera’s dental office in Auburn, California. Dr. Sean P Avera can then help you improve any areas of your daily oral hygiene routine that might be lacking. This can help prevent gum disease from redeveloping in the future.
If you procrastinate these measures gingivitis can escalate into the more dangerous form of gum disease known as periodontitis. This level of inflammation and infection in the gum tissues starts to cause the gums to recede from the base of your teeth. Eventually pockets of infection can form near the roots of your teeth.
Chronic gum infection can even result in a loss of bone structure near the roots of your teeth. In some cases, severe periodontitis has also affected other medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and increased risk of stroke.
If you live in Auburn, California, and you have gum disease concerns, you should call 530-885-0953 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Sean P Avera DDS Inc..