Signs of Periodontal Disease You Need to Know Now
Periodontal disease is a serious oral health condition that requires immediate intervention in our Seattle, WA dental office.
Periodontal disease occurs when you have an infection in the tissue and structures around your teeth. This includes your gums, alveolar bone, and ligaments. Whenever possible, you want our Seattle, WA general dentist to diagnose and treat this condition quickly to prevent tooth loss and systemic infections.
The Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
The early signs of periodontal disease (gingivitis) may not have many symptoms, which is why preventive maintenance is so necessary. This includes:
- Visiting our dentist regularly
- Seeing our Phinney Ridge Dental hygienist every six months for dental cleanings
- Brushing and flossing at least twice per day