Monday, December 10, 2012

The Facts About Gum Disease

The facts about gum disease

It’s not a pretty picture. According to the American Dental Association, three-quarters of all adults will be affected by some form of gum disease. In the La Jolla area, you can turn to Dr. Gary Sigafoos, a periodontist in La Jolla, as your resource in the prevention and treatment of gum disease.

Healthy Gums and Teeth
Gum disease, technically referred to as “periodontal disease,” is a bacterial infection in the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. There are several stages and categories. The first stage is called “gingivitis” and is characterized by gum tissue that is red, puffy, and bleeds easily during brushing and flossing.

The next several categories include advancing stages of periodontal disease. In these stages, the infection can destroy the bone supporting the teeth, eventually causing tooth loss. But when you visit LaJolla Periodontics regularly, we can help you avoid gum disease and its destructive results. And if you’re diagnosed with periodontal disease, Dr. Sigafoos and his experienced team can effectively treat the disease, using the latest technologies to return your mouth to health.

Call (858) 568-8941 today to make an appointment at LaJolla Periodontics in La Jolla.

LaJolla Periodontics

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