You probably hear about gum disease from dentists all the time. You may not consider it to be very serious thing because there is little or no pain in the early stages. Periodontal (gum) disease attacks the gums and bone supporting your teeth, which leads to bleeding gums. If not treated, this could lead to the loss of your teeth.
The first stage of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is gingivitis. This is a bacterial infection of the tissue around the gums. If plaque is not removed from your teeth, it turns into tartar, which starts to destroy the gums. When not treated correctly, it can lead to shifting of your teeth and eventually loss of teeth.
It is extremely important to receive proper treatment and maintenance from a dentist, and Dr. Christie Henson has over 20 years' experience. See a dentist that you can trust to point out and recommend what needs to be done to restore your gums to good health.
Schedule your appointment with our family dentist in Fort Mill, SC today, and start maintaining a healthier smile by preventing gum disease.