Gum Disease

Gum disease is one of the most common causes of tooth loss in adults. It is caused by bacteria collecting underneath the gum and weakening the structures that hold the gum onto the tooth and bone. Serious damage can be done before you notice any problems.

A dentist can pick up early signs of gum disease and take simple steps to overcome the problem. This might include removing the plaque that traps bacteria or showing you a better brushing and flossing technique. If left untreated, gum disease can be difficult and expensive to remedy.