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Gum disease is one of the most prevalent health problems in America. Ironically, it’s also one of the easiest to prevent. Even so, we still see a lot of cases because people aren’t willing to put in the effort for their oral hygiene.

Today, we’re going to take a deeper look at gum disease. This should give you an idea of what to expect during treatment.

What is it?
Gum disease is what happens when the bacteria in your mouth take up residence in your gums. This causes them to become infected, which leads to decay of the gums and your teeth. You’ll need to meet with a dentist to get an official diagnosis on just how bad your gum disease is.

What does it cause?
As mentioned above, gum disease causes quite a few problems. Notably, it infects your gums. These are the supporting structures for your teeth. Without healthy gums, you end up with teeth that can easily become infected. Infected teeth will then decay and fall out, spreading the infection to your gums and jaw bone.

How is it treated?
When you come to see Dr. Souvik Sarkar or Dr. Vishal Kulkarni for gum disease treatment, you’ll have a few options based on the severity of your disease. Depending on where you’re at in the gum disease process, you may have an easier or harder road of treatment in front of you. Our team here at Deluxe Dental in Nacogdoches, Texas, will work closely with you to determine the best course of action.

To learn more, or to make an appointment, call us today at 936-560-3380.