Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums and other tissues that support your teeth. Gum disease is usually due to the buildup of plaque, leading to infection.
Often there is no pain in the early stages of periodontal disease, so it can persist for a long time before it is discovered.
The mildest form of gum disease is gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums. They become red and swollen, and bleed easily. A more severe form of gum disease is periodontitis, which can lead to the loss of tissue and bone that support the teeth and subsequent tooth loss in advanced cases. There are treatments available for all forms of periodontal disease.
Proper oral hygiene and regular checkups help to prevent gum disease.
If you suffer from any of these symptoms feel free to contact us to go over your options, choices, and possible treatments. You can find our local clinic in Vandalia IL, where we offer services to all areas around Effingham, Greenville, Hillsboro, Salem, and more.