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There are several negative impacts regarding neglect of proper oral care. Cavities can develop from this and so can an eventually need for dentures. There are other, less talked about, conditions that can occur from lack of preventative measures. One of these conditions is known as periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease will begin to show itself through redness and inflamed gums, which are symptoms of a bacterial infection. The bacteria will spread down past the gums and into the bone areas surrounding your teeth, attacking them. Damage from the bacteria can result in a loss of bone density if left untreated. This will cause teeth to become dislodged and fall out.

The bacteria causing these issues can be removed through a scaling and root planing treatment. During this treatment, the bacterial biofilm and plaque from the lower surfaces of the teeth are scraped away. Daily teeth cleaning is preferable to having this treatment.

Even though the bacteria is removed, the disease isn’t. There is no way to treat periodontal disease itself once it is contracted. Further outbreaks can be prevented by the patient by practicing and doubling down on regular brushing and flossing.

If you have developed the symptoms of periodontal disease please call Royse City Dental Care in Royse City, Texas to set up an appointment with our dentists, Drs. Hutchison, Gabrielsen, and Craig.