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Periodontal disease, or gum disease, not only leads to tooth loss, but has been shown to affect the entire body when left untreated. It is an ongoing bacterial infection that can have a systemic effect on the body’s organ systems.
This is early gum disease and it causes the gums to become red, swollen and tender. They may bleed easily; you may loose teeth or have bad breath as a result. Advanced symptoms can include abscess or infection of the jaw bone. Treatments for periodontal disease may be non-surgical or surgical, depending on the severity of the condition. Non-surgical treatments are preferred whenever possible, and many times serve to successfully treat gum disease. The most common non-surgical treatment is: Scaling and root planning - Root surfaces are carefully cleaned to remove plaque and tartar from deep pockets in the gums. The tooth root is then smoothed to remove bacterial toxins. Antibiotics may be placed in the pocket between your gum and teeth to help fight infection.
In the event that gum disease is advance you made need surgery. Some of the surgical procedures are:
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