Gum disease is a gum infection that can result in tooth loss, gum tissue loss, and destruction of the jawbone and connective tissues. Also, inflammation associated with untreated gum disease can contribute to health problems such as heart and lung complications.
Fortunately, gum disease can be prevented and controlled with excellent oral hygiene and professional dental care.
Gingivitis vs. Periodontal Disease
Gingivitis — Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease, and it’s reversible with prompt treatment. Gingivitis causes gum irritation and inflammation, and common symptoms include redness, swelling, and bleeding. Gently brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing once daily, and getting routine dental checkups to help promote healthy gums and prevent gingivitis.
Periodontal Disease – Periodontal disease is a more advanced stage of gum disease, and it’s not reversible. However, it can be controlled and managed with great oral health care, excellent dental hygiene, and professional treatment from your dentist.
People of all ages have gingivitis and periodontal disease and can live happy, healthy lives with their condition under control.
Periodontal Disease Treatment in Urbandale
Are you looking for gum disease treatment near Urbandale and Johnston? Our dentists in Urbandale can help you! Please give us a call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Ellen Babor or Dr. Trung Phan.
We are pleased to serve patients of all ages in Urbandale and the surrounding areas.