Periodontal disease is a direct result of build-up of plaque formations on the teeth. When this build-up becomes severe, the body’s immune system reacts and causes inflammation of the gums. As a result, tenderness, bleeding, and swelling of the gum tissue will be noticeable. In severe cases, the bone surrounding tooth structure can become damaged, leading to tooth mobility and possible tooth loss.
Recent studies also show a link between Periodontal Disease and Premature births in pregnant women, Respiratory problems, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.
Periodontal Disease can be stabilized through a professional deep cleaning and proper oral hygiene maintenance.