A consistent and effective oral hygiene regimen is essential for maintaining a healthy mouth. When food particles and plaque are not effectively removed from the mouth they can contribute to tooth decay. Bacteria near the gumline can cause inflammation and gingivitis, which is the initial stage of periodontal disease. With early detection, gingivitis can be successfully treated by our dentist, Dr. Kamy Noruzi.
After all traces of tartar have been completely removed from your teeth, you can further prevent gum disease by making conscious improvements to your daily oral hygiene regimen. Without professional treatment and and proper brushing and flossing, gingivitis can gradually worsen into periodontitis. Periodontitis can cause your gums to slowly recede from the base of your teeth and allow concentrated pockets of infected material to form near the roots of your teeth. This can increase your chances of tooth loss.
If you live in the Geneva, Illinois, area and you have noticed early signs of periodontal disease, you should call 630-232-7400 to plan your visit to Fox River Periodontics, PC.