Periodontal disease or gum infections can erode your gums and the support of your natural teeth. Gingivitis typically precedes gum disease, but not all gingivitis leads to gum disease. If you have:
–you might be suffering from the early stages of gum disease. Splendid’s board certified periodontist on staff, in Houston is an expert in managing cases of severe and complicated gum infections.
Build up and plaque on teeth are usually the primary causes of gum disease. However, there are other factors such as medication, bad oral hygiene, illnesses, and hormonal changes that can add to the poor health of your gums and teeth, and lead to periodontal disease.
Proper and consistent oral hygiene is the best way to prevent gum disease. By flossing and brushing your teeth, you can prevent yourself from developing gum disease. If you’re in Houston and happen to experience any of the symptoms listed above, please contact us immediately to see one of our periodontists.