Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Nearly half of Americans over the age of thirty have gum disease in some form. Fortunately, it’s a treatable condition at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove MN.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease is inflammation and infection of the soft tissue that holds your teeth in their sockets. It starts with inflammation. Gums become swollen and tender.
Early stage gum disease is called gingivitis. If it progresses, the gums pull away from the teeth, developing pockets. This more severe condition is called periodontitis or periodontal disease.
Signs of gum disease include:
- Swollen gums
- Receding gums
- A change in the color of gums
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Pain and tenderness
- Changes in your bite
As serious as gum disease is on its own, it also puts you at risk of conditions like heart disease. The good news is that gum disease is 100% preventable with regular brushing and flossing, and dental checkups.
At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove MN, we treat gum disease. Patients from Champlin, Plymouth MN, and Osseo also come to us for complete family dentistry. Please call to schedule your next checkup today!
Contact Arbor Lakes Dental:
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12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota