When your body senses threats like infections, lacerations, or foreign bacteria, it rushes to try to heal and protect the area being threatened. This inflammatory response in healthy individuals kills off bacteria and helps to speed healing.
Unfortunately, when it comes to infections in your mouth, natural responses to infection can create complications. When your body detects plaque, tartar, and bacteria in your mouth, instead of actively attacking the bacteria, it starts to protect itself by backing away.
If the early stages of gum disease are left untreated, gums will recede away from the teeth, which can trigger a variety of other dental and oral health problems.
Common Signs of Gum Disease
Treatment with Scaling and Root Planing
Laser Gum Disease Treatment
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If you are experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease, please call our Lorton, VA dental office right away to schedule your gum disease treatment appointment.