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Periodontal disease is also frequently called gum disease and is a gum tissue infection that can also affect the bones surrounding your teeth. A gum infection can be caused by germs and bacteria produced by plaque buildup, which irritates your gums and create many dental health problems in your smile.

We have provided some of the signs of gum disease that indicate you need to seek dental treatment to address the condition:

• Persistent bad breath
• Gum recessions or gums that pull away from the base of the teeth
• Teeth that feel loose
• Gums that excrete pus
• Bleeding gums after brushing and flossing

If you notice any of these symptoms, we encourage you to contact Dr. Barry Sorenson and our team right away because gum disease is a serious health concern. It’s best to avoid gum disease by practicing effective brushing and flossing habits, such as brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time to reduce plaque buildup that can otherwise cause cavities. Flossing can remove plaque that accumulates in areas where your toothbrush cannot reach, such as between your teeth and along your gum line.

If you suspect you may have gum disease, please contact Salina Creek Dental at 435-529-1000 today so that our dentist can assess your condition and determine if you would benefit from gum disease treatment in Salina, Utah.