You know that caring for your gum health is extremely important for your overall oral health. However, when it comes to the things that can go wrong with your gum tissue, you might not know much about the negative effects of periodontal disease. It’s important to recognize that gum problems will continue to progress once they begin because you need professional care to remove plaque and reverse or stop the inflammation and any existing infection. Fortunately, treating associated problems immediately will protect your smile. Learn more about things that can result from gum disease and why protection is so important.
#1: Your Teeth May Become Loose
When periodontal disease occurs, it destroys your gum tissue and as it progresses, it destroys additional connective tissue and even jawbone tissue. As a result, the more the disease advances, the less support your teeth receive. Your teeth may become loose.
#2: Infection May Occur
The inflammation that occurs with periodontal disease is the result of plaque accumulation, which is filled with bacteria. As the plaque and tartar continue to build up and inflammation starts, infection often follows, which will require professional treatment.
#3: Teeth May Move
As the tissues within your smile break down, teeth may not only become loose but may also move. As they shift out of alignment, you will notice that your smile becomes unbalanced and esthetically less pleasing.
#4: You May Lose A Tooth
When periodontal disease becomes extremely advanced, you will lose the framework that supports your teeth and you may require an extraction.
ABOUT YOUR ROHNERT PARK, CA, ORAL SURGEONS:
Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa) or 707-584-1630 (Rohnert Park).