Gum disease (also known as periodontitis and pyorrhea) is an inflammatory condition that affects the supporting and surrounding soft tissues of the tooth, eventually affecting the jawbone itself in the disease’s most advanced stages.
The most common precursor to periodontal disease is gingivitis, a bacterial inflammation of the gum tissue. The gums become infected with bacteria when the toxins in plaque begin to irritate and inflame the gum tissues. Once this bacterial infection establishes a colony in the gum pockets between the teeth, it becomes considerably more difficult to remove and treat.
Gum disease can develop slowly and without symptoms, but if it’s left untreated, it can lead to serious health problems. Fortunately, we have an assortment of items that can help you maintain healthy gums and beautiful teeth.
Methods of periodontal treatment vary on the nature and severity of the disease. Garden Valley Team and Dr. Antolin will assess the presence of periodontal disease and prescribe the most effective gum therapy and treatment.