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Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, comes in some different types. In its latter stages, gum disease is known as periodontitis. If your gums are harshly swollen or if you can see vast inflamed sacks of gums surrounding your pearly whites, you may have periodontitis, and you should reach out to our office for a visit asap. Without recovery procedures, periodontitis can result in lost pearly whites and harmed bones.

Periodontitis affects about half of the population above 30 years old in the US. Sadly, it’s a very prevalent and very serious problem. In the early phases of gum disease, bacteria inflame the gums and consume away at the teeth. By the time that gum disease progresses to chronic periodontitis, major harm has been done to the teeth, gums and bones. After some time, it might cause lost teeth, majorly infected gums and bone tissue loss. This can occur in just a few patches of the oral cavity or throughout the dental cavity, and it should be treated immediately.

To plan your next visit, dial 906-265-0050 to speak with the Iron River, Michigan, Saigh Family Dental staff about a checkup with Dr. Frederick M. Saigh. When you’re a patient of Saigh Family Dental, you’re like family, and that’s just how you’ll be treated.