Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Periodontal (gum) disease

Here at 7to7dentist.com, we often see people with red, puffy gums and halitosis bad breath. With gingivitis (the initial stage of gum problems), Dr Stephens will show you how to brush and floss more easily, and effectively. This will resolve the infection in your gums, and leave you with a fresher, cleaner, whiter smile.

When the infection progresses further, the bone that is holding your teeth in can be lost. This makes the gums much harder to thoroughly clean,and the infection is much more difficult to treat. People with periodontal disease should ideally be seeing the dentist every 3-4 months, and practicing excellent oral hygiene.

It is now very well established in the scientific literature that chronic infections in the human body will increase the risk of strokes, heart attacks, arthritis, and even miscarriages. The most common, untreated chronic infection is periodontal disease, an infection of the gum, and bone, surrounding the teeth.