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Effects Gum Disease Has Under Your Gumline

Posted on 5/10/2021 by Dr. Yokoyama
Effects Gum Disease Has Under Your GumlineGum disease is insidious. The disease begins with a little soreness and inflammation, and sometimes bleeding gums. However, with the progression of time, it worsens and can impact your daily routine. That is why it is important to understand how this disease can end up affecting your gums and overall health.

Advanced Gum Disease

As gum disease advances, it impacts the gums by causing them to pull away from the teeth. When this occurs, the roots of the teeth may show, and the teeth can become mobile. In addition, deep pockets develop, which allow harmful and infectious bacteria to build up underneath the gum line. This causes a chain reaction – a reaction that causes tissue shrinkage and loss and bone deterioration over time. Therefore, by the time the disease advances, you need to find ways to regenerate the tissue and the bone that has been affected by the accumulation of bacteria under the gum line.

Other Serious Developments

Besides the loss of tissue and bone, a person's overall health can be affected by gum disease. Because the gums pull away from the teeth, it makes it easier for infectious bacteria to enter the blood. When this happens, germs can cause various health problems. Researchers have found that periodontitis, or advanced gum disease, can cause heart problems, cancer, and worsen conditions, such as diabetes.

What We Can Do

When gum disease advances and bacteria enter beneath the gum line, we can restore the gums with procedures, such as pocket reduction surgery. We can also treat gums with regenerative measures or grafting that will restore the gum tissue and bones. You just need to contact us about getting an evaluation to explore your gum care options.

If your gums have receded or pulled away from the teeth, you cannot take the matter lightly. You need to schedule a comprehensive periodontal exam (CPE) with our office. Take care of your periodontal health so you can realize better health overall.

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Encinitas Periodontics & Dental Implants
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