Periodontal disease, also known as gingivitis, is generally caused by the bacteria found in plaque.
Gingivitis can cause the gums to inflame, swell, and bleed easily. If left untreated, gingivitis can eventually cause the gums to pull away from the teeth. Untreated periodontal disease can ultimately result in the loss of bone, tooth, or gum tissue. Fortunately, our talented dentist, Dr. Lyudmila Shur has the skill and experience to diagnose and treat gingivitis before it becomes a serious problem.
What are the symptoms of gum disease?
The symptoms of periodontal disease are often difficult to detect, but include:
- Persistent bad breath
- Red, tender, or swollen gums
- Gums that bleed easily
- Pain when chewing
- Loose or sensitive teeth
If you are experiencing any of these treatments, we invite you to contact us today.
How is gum disease treated?
The treatment of periodontal disease is based off your individual circumstances. Depending on the severity of each unique situation, our team will recommend one of several treatments including professional cleaning, an improved, at-home dental hygiene plan, deep cleanings, or gum surgery. If you have any questions about gingivitis in Lynnwood, Washington, please feel free to contact Dr. Shur Dental immediately. We look forward to helping you care for your smile!