The Grand Prairie Dentist- Implants & Braces | Periodontal (gum) disease in Grand Prairie

4116 S Carrier Pkwy, Suite #320    
Grand Prairie, TX 75052  

Serving Grand Prairie, Arlington, Cedar Hill & Duncanville.

Phone: 972-262-5593

Periodontal (gum) disease
 

Grand Prairie dentist offering teeth cleaning.

Periodontal (gum) disease is insidious. It is an infection of the gums that starts out as plaque, an opaque film on the teeth that hardens to form tartar. As tartar accumulates, it harbors bacteria that attack the soft tissue around the gums. This is the early stage of gum disease known as Gingivitis. Left untreated, Gingivitis becomes Periodontitis which ultimately destroys the tissue surrounding your teeth AND the bone that holds your teeth in place. Except for bad breath and gums that bleed, there are very few early warning signals. The disease advances silently, often without pain, and before you know it, you are losing your teeth and you don't know why.

Tooth loss is only the most obvious indicator of gum disease. Scientific research has discovered linkage between gum disease and stroke, heart disease, diabetes - even an increased risk for pregnant women. When your gums become diseased, your entire immune system is weakened.

In the past, fear of painful dental surgery has kept people with gum disease from seeking the care they needed. Well, those days are gone forever.

Call your dentist in Grand Prairie at 972-262-5593 to make an appointment today.

 

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Grand Prairie Dentist | Periodontal (gum) disease. Kishore Chapala is a Grand Prairie Dentist.