Understanding Periodontal Disease

Periodontitis is a medical condition that begins in the gums and often leads to tooth loss. Although this condition begins as gingivitis, its symptoms make it a very different and a more serious oral health issue. The best way for you to prevent advanced periodontal disease is to learn how to recognize the signs of gingivitis and remove any trapped bacteria before your condition becomes more severe.

Gingivitis is the result of your body’s immune system increasing the blood flow and amount of white blood cells to your gums. This reaction causes your gums to swell, redden, and become more sensitive.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of gingivitis, schedule a dental consultation and cleaning at Sanford Dental Excellence by calling 407-268-6409. We can remove plaque buildup and help you protect your teeth.

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