Periodontal Disease Treatment in Tucson
It starts one night while you’re brushing your teeth. You notice a little bit of bleeding from your gums. You figure you probably simply brushed a little too hard and forget about it. After all, it’s no big deal. Not so. Bleeding gums are a warning sign of gingivitis, an infection in your gums and an early stage of periodontal disease. Untreated, gum disease will only become worse, and can lead to some severe dental issues.
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Periodontal disease is a more advanced stage of gum disease. Periodontal disease can lead to multiple problems. Not only can infection harm your gums, it can also deteriorate your jawbone, and cause your teeth to fall out. It can also lead to other health issues.
Smoking affects your immune system, which can make it harder for your body to fight off infections like periodontal disease. Those who smoke also tend to develop deeper periodontal pockets and experience greater gum recession when periodontal disease occurs.