Periodontal disease is also called “gum disease” and is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. While the reasons may vary, a build-up on the teeth can harden and space or “pockets” in the gums will harbor bacteria allowing bacteria to continue to grow uncontrolled. In advanced stages, periodontal disease can lead to sore, bleeding gums; painful chewing problems; and even tooth loss.
At Carolina Dentistry and Dentures, we take your dental health seriously and catch periodontal disease as early as possible. By treating the disease, we put our best foot forward to getting it stopped and maintained. Once periodontal disease advances, the treatment options may be limited and the consequences can increase the risk of overall systemic health issues such as heart attack, stroke, cardiovascular disease and more.