Untreated Gingivitis Could Worsen into Periodontitis

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The gum inflammation of gingivitis is often attributed to inconsistencies with your oral hygiene habits. This allows plaque and other bacterial material to harden into tartar on the bases of your teeth near the gumline. As this happens the periodontal tissues can become inflamed.

As gingivitis develops it can cause your gums to bleed easily when brushing and flossing, and might also contribute to chronic bad breath problems. With timely diagnosis from a dentist like Dr. Nidal Obeid gingivitis might be remediated by a professional dental cleaning. Once this is done, you will need to maintain consistent improvements in your daily oral hygiene habits.

If it isn’t treated in a reasonable amount of time, gum disease can worsen into the more severe form known as periodontitis. This can cause your gums to recede from your teeth, cause pockets of infection to form deep in your gums, and potentially lead to multiple cases of tooth loss.

If you live in the Chicago, Illinois, region and you have been experiencing symptoms of gum disease, you should call 773-327-6500 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nidal Obeid.