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Gate City, VA | Big Stone Gap, VA

Swollen or bleeding gums are the earliest signs of periodontal or gum disease. If no action is taken, the infection can spread to the root and bone. This can lead to damage to the structures that support your teeth, they will eventually need to be extracted.

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Gate City, Virginia | Big Stone Gap, Virginia

Periodontal disease are infections located around teeth. This can include the gums, the cementum protecting the root, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone. Gingivitis characterizes the earliest stages of the disease, the infection will remain confined to the gums. For serious cases, all of the supporting tissues become affected.

The primary cause of periodontal disease is dental plaque. This is a sticky substance that can form from foods that have remained on your teeth. Your immune system will try to eliminate the bacteria by releasing substances that inflame and damage the gums, resulting in swollen or bleeding gums. You can prevent periodontal disease with consistent oral hygiene and scheduling regular dental visits.

Daily brushing and flossing under effective conditions can also help remove most plaque from your teeth. We also recommend having professional cleanings done by Dr. Campbell. We can clean areas that are harder for a toothbrush or floss to reach. The amount of plaque can increase if the quality of your oral hygiene decreases or you skip dental visits.

Periodontics treatment in Gate City and Big Stone Gap can be provided at Templeton Dentistry. Preventing infections and ensuring healthy teeth is important to us, that is why we perform a comprehensive evaluation to ensure the most precise and appropriate method of treatment. If you have experienced bleeding gums or are affected by an ongoing infection, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

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