Periodontal Care in Traverse City and Petoskey, MI
What’s Gum Disease?
Are you suffering from painful, swollen gums that bleed when you brush? When bacteria infects your mouth, it can lead to not only tooth decay, but also gum disease. This can be a result of poor dental health, illness, or even genetics.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can start minor but progress into a more serious condition. The first stage, gingivitis, occurs when bacteria enters the gum tissue. If not treated, it can progress to periodontitis. This stage of gum disease can affect your jawbone and cause it to deteriorate.