Periodontal and Gum Disease Therapy
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Periodontal disease refers to a range of conditions ranging from gum inflammation to severe inflammation that damages the bone and tissue supporting your teeth. Periodontal disease can result in gum recession, tooth mobility, and even tooth loss. The inflammation is caused by your body’s immune response to the certain types of bacteria in the plaque film that accumulates on your teeth.
Periodontal disease is classified by the seriousness of the disease; the two major categories are gingivitis and periodontitis. Periodontitis often goes untreated because it may not cause pain.
Good news! Reducing inflammation in your mouth is good for your whole body! Since gum disease is linked to increased risk for stroke, heart disease, respiratory problems, osteoporosis, diabetes complications, and others, regular cleanings are super important! Call or text Great Northern Dental Care at (406) 257-5696. We can assess your cleaning needs and help you maintain a healthy smile!