People who are lax with their daily oral hygiene regimen are at increased risk of having hardened tartar buildup on their teeth. As this bacterial substance continues to accumulate near the gumline, your mouth will be at increased risk of suffering from periodontal disease.
It often starts out as the mild gum inflammation of gingivitis. This can cause your gums to bleed easily while also promoting bad breath problems. Without treatment from a dentist like Dr. Keven R. Mills gingivitis can gradually worsen.
In time severe periodontal disease can cause your gums to gradually recede from the base of your teeth. As time goes by pockets of infection can accumulate deep in the periodontal tissues near the roots of your teeth.
The constant bacterial presence in these areas can gradually start to compromise the relationship between your teeth and their security in your mouth. As time goes on it can potentially lead to a reduction in healthy bone structure in the area and the loss of multiple teeth.
If you live in the Granite Bay, California, area and you have concerns about the health of your gums, you should call 916-791-7227 to schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Keven R. Mills and the staff at Keven R. Mills, DDS.