Gum disease is a serious condition that can lead to significant discomfort, bleeding, and tooth loss. Left untreated, it can also increase your risk of heart disease and other conditions. Dr. Jeffery A. Hennigan and Dr. Nathan Bray offer a range of periodontal treatments to restore and maintain the health of your gums. Prevention is their primary focus, but they can treat gum disease in any stage. If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, you should seek prompt periodontal care. Contact our Lake Charles, LA, practice to schedule an appointment.
Through our routine treatment, we can help you prevent gum disease from ever developing.
The Stages of Periodontal Disease
In the early stages of gum disease, microbes gather along your gum line, causing mild inflammation. This phase of gum disease is known as gingivitis, and it is reversible. If you do not seek treatment, however, the bacteria will spread farther into your gums. This can create pockets that eventually cause the gums to pull away from your jawbone and tooth roots. This stage is known as periodontitis, and although it cannot be cured, it can be controlled with proper care.