Periodontal disease is an infection within the gums, and is the main cause of tooth loss in adults. Though common, gum disease is highly preventable with the right treatment. We can provide top of the line treatment here at Pelham Links. Like with most health conditions, it’s best to catch gum disease in its early stages, as its progression has been linked with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and more.
What is Periodontal Disease?
Plaque naturally forms on your teeth, developed from bacteria in the mouth. If it is not cleaned and removed through proper dental hygiene, it will build over the surface of teeth and gums, leading to infection through gingivitis, and eventually periodontitis.
Symptoms of gum disease may involve:
- Red, Receding, or Bleeding Gums
- Sensitivity to Hot/Cold Temperatures
- Bad Breath
- Bad Taste in the Mouth
- Loose and/or Shifting Teeth
If you are experiencing signs or symptoms of gum disease, please contact our Simpsonville office today to speak with a specialist from our office.
Are You at Risk for Periodontal Disease?
Factors that can increase your risk of developing periodontal disease include:
- Genetic Predisposition
- Smoking & Tobacco Use
- Poor Oral Hygiene
- Unbalanced Diet
Do You Need Periodontics Care in Simpsonville, SC?
Our team at Pelham Links Family and Cosmetic Dentistry aims to perform every service at the highest level for your satisfaction, and with excellent customer service for you, and for your family. Our mission for quality dental care in Simpsonville is to provide modern dentistry utilizing advanced technology, but also with the warmth, integrity, and understanding of our staff. Contact us at our Simpsonville office today to learn more, or to request an appointment.