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Your gums play an important role in the healthy appearance of your mouth while also helping to anchor your teeth in place. Your overall oral health and your oral hygiene habits can have a significant impact on your periodontal health.

If residual food material and plaque harden into tartar near the gumline it can inflame your gums and increase your chances of suffering from gingivitis. As this starts to you might notice your gums appear inflamed and might bleed easily while brushing and flossing. It can also cause chronic bad breath.

Without timely treatment with Dr. Keven R. Mills, gingivitis will gradually worsen. Eventually it could develop into the dangerous form of gum disease, which is known as periodontitis. As this continues the inflammation in the gum tissues can cause them to recede from the base of your teeth.

This can allow pockets of infection to form near the roots of your teeth. This can increase your chances of suffering the loss of multiple teeth. In some cases advanced periodontitis requires surgical intervention or prescription antibiotics to effectively treat and resolve the problem.

Left unchecked periodontitis can cause system inflammation. This could complicate other medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and increased risk of stroke.

If you live in the Granite Bay, California, area and you have gum health concerns, you should call 916-791-7227 to seek diagnosis and treatment at Keven R. Mills, DDS.