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Gum disease is one of the most prevalent health problems in America. Ironically, it’s also one of the easiest to prevent. All you have to do is make sure you have great oral hygiene, and you’re in good shape.

Today, we’re going to take a deeper look at gum disease. Let’s look at what it is, how it happens, and treatment options.

What is it?
Gum disease is what happens when the bacteria in your mouth take up residence in your gums. This causes them to become infected, which leads to decay of the gums and your teeth. You’ll be officially diagnosed after a visit with a doctor.

What does it cause?
As mentioned above, gum disease causes quite a few problems. Notably, it infects your gums. These are the supporting structures for your teeth. Without healthy gums, you end up with teeth that can easily become infected. That can lead to tooth loss and decay, on top of other problems with your mouth’s structure.

How is it treated?
When you come to see Dr. Jim Nored & Annette Gemp for gum disease treatment, we may recommend additional professional teeth cleanings to get rid of all of the plaque and tartar from your teeth. If necessary, we may recommend scaling and root planing. Our team here at Crosby Dental Center in Houston, Texas, will work closely with you to determine the best course of action.

To learn more, or to make an appointment, call us today at 281-328-3569.