Our talented dentists at Valley Grace Dental work hard to prevent you from suffering from periodontal (gum) disease, a degenerative condition that affects the gums and supporting structures in your mouth. In the event that you develop gum disease, we provide treatments to help restore your oral health.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition primarily caused by bacteria found in plaque. Over time, the small traces of food particles stuck in your teeth and gums eventually lead to the formation of a sticky white film over your teeth. This sticky film, known as plaque, leads to excess bacterial accumulation. Soon, the plaque hardens into a yellowish substance called tartar, impossible to remove with basic oral hygiene. Plaque and tartar lead to extreme bacterial accumulation and the bacteria release toxins that eventually inflame and infect the gum tissues. When left untreated, bacterial infection can eventually cause the gums to pull away from the teeth. Untreated periodontal disease can result in bone loss, tooth loss, and gum tissue recession.
Periodontal Care at Valley Grace Dental
At Valley Grace Dental, we strive to help you restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease. For more information on periodontal treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our office soon. We look forward to caring for your smile!