Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria surrounding the teeth and entering the gums. In the beginning, it is known as “gingivitis”; the gums become irritated, inflamed, and often bleed. The condition will only worsen without treatment, showing the following symptoms: bad breath, gum recession, gum sensitivity, abscesses, tooth pain, and tooth loss. It is important to have a daily routine of brushing and flossing, and to also visit your dentist on a regular schedule to prevent this problem before it starts.
If you suspect you have periodontal disease, contact Dr. Lechner's office today.