Poor dental hygiene can have a serious impact on your overall health.
What is Advanced Gum Disease?
Advanced gum disease is a severe level of periodontal disease. It is caused by inflammation, infection, and a buildup of plaque on the teeth and along the gum line. Advanced gum disease can be prevented with regular brushing and flossing, coupled with professional cleanings to address plaque buildup. Treatments such as scaling and root planing remove plaque and tartar deposits beneath the gum line. In cases where deep pockets or severe bone loss exist, implant surgery may be an option. The first step is to attempt to restore the gums to a healthier condition, which may involve the extraction of severely damaged teeth.