PERIODONTAL (GUM) TREATMENT
Periodontal disease is an ongoing inflammation caused by bacteria that lives in plaque. The bacteria in plaque produce toxins that irritate the gums, making them red, tender and likely to bleed. This condition is called gingivitis and it can lead to more serious types of periodontal disease (periodontitis). If not treated, this can result in damage to the attachment of the tooth to the gums and bone. The teeth then become loose or fall out, or require removal by a dentist. Gingivitis can be prevented or reversed by brushing and flossing daily and having your teeth professionally cleaned here at Morrilton. Contact Dr. Dixon today for more information.