Gum Disease

Gum disease treatments are performed to treat various conditions that can be a detriment to the health of your teeth, jawbone, and gums. Retaining a healthy smile is dependent on whether you follow an effective dental hygiene routine and receive the highest quality periodontal care. Healthy gums help maximize the beauty of teeth.

If your gums begin to deteriorate in health, they can recede, become swollen, or increase in redness. In more advanced stages, the surrounding becomes affected and can be destroyed. Your smile is not only ruined in these conditions, but you will experience more difficulties trying to chew or speak.

Gum disease is a persistent and ongoing infection that erodes the support of your natural teeth. It can affect multiple periodontal tissues, including the alveolar bone, cementum, gingiva, or periodontal ligament. Most issues arise from problems such as plaque and gingivitis.

Gum disease causes the supporting tissue around the teeth to deteriorate. Continuous weakening of the bone can result in a loss of teeth. It’s extremely dangerous because it is asymptomatic and does not produce any noticeable pain. It is important to maintain healthy dental hygiene practices and regular dental visits to reduce the risk of experiencing periodontal disease.

Dr. Deepa Bhatt is an experienced dentist who works with patients affected by periodontal disease in the York area. If you are concerned about a problem and need the most highly qualified dentist to work with, please call Dental York today at 717-854-1803 to schedule a consultation.