Gum Disease - Abilene, TX
Do Your Gums Bleed Easily?
You May Have Gum Disease
Gum disease often starts without any concerning symptoms. You may notice your gums are tender and red or they bleed easily when you brush or floss. It’s important that you don’t ignore these symptoms! Gum disease can quickly turn into a serious problem that affects both your oral and overall health. A progressive condition, gum disease begins when plaque on the surface of your teeth hardens into toxin-releasing calculus. This bacteria will irritate the gum tissue, causing them to become infected and pull away from the teeth. Without proper treatment to remove the calculus and bacteria from on and around your teeth, the inflammation will only worsen. Advanced stages of gum disease have even been linked to systemic conditions including respiratory disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Bleeding gums may not seem concerning now, but advanced periodontal disease can irreversibly damage your oral structures and harm your physical health! Our dentists have decades of experience treating gum disease in Abilene, TX and are here to restore your smile and overall health with personalized treatment, including laser therapy.
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