While bacteria can enter teeth and cause cavities, when bacteria finds its way beneath the gums it can result in a gum infection called periodontitis. This infection causes bone loss around the teeth which results in gum recession and eventual tooth loss. Recent studies are showing that the bacteria in the gums can actually spread to other areas of your body. This gum infection is often times not painful and people may not know they have it without visiting a dentist.
If you or your family member have a question about your gums or oral health please don’t hesitate to call us at (803) 593-5386, we’d love to try and help. Our hygienist Mrs. Kristie has experience in treating gum infection comfortably and effectively for years.