Answering Questions About Periodontal and Gum Disease

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Gum disease is a condition that affects the gums around your teeth. When it advances, it is called periodontal disease—a disease that affects the bone structure supporting your teeth. If there is an infection, this will result in severe pain and tooth loss. One terrifying thing about gum disease is that it progresses painlessly. Luckily, with our periodontal services at Apex Dental, gum disease can be detected early and treatments will be provided.

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To take a more in-depth look at this condition. We, at Apex Dental have compiled a list of interesting questions about periodontal disease:

Do I need to visit my dentist if I have periodontal disease? 

Yes. This is because periodontal disease is the stage that follows gum disease (gingivitis). The periodontal ligament and the root of your tooth can be affected with the disease; this is also true for the bone and the blood vessels around your tooth. Know that damage caused by periodontal disease is much more severe than gum disease. 

Is gum disease over once my gums stop bleeding?

Gum disease is a disease that progresses and goes through different stages. During its early stages, your gums may bleed and appear puffy and red when gum disease is in the process of progression. You may find that you can keep gum disease under control at home and have made progress towards healing—your gums start to bleed less or have ceased to bleed completely. But, if you see that your gums are still red and puffy, gum disease is still present.

Do people with gum disease have a low life expectancy?

At this time, there hasn’t been any research found which correlates gum disease with early death. However, research shows that the bacteria involved in gum disease are present in a number of potentially life-threatening health conditions. These bacteria also affect your immune system. Thus, having gum disease increases your risk of developing dangerous health conditions. 


Don’t let gum disease get in your way of achieving optimum oral health. Here at Apex Dental, we can stop gum disease from progressing and eliminate it with our Periodontal Services in Wesley Chapel, FL. We are located at 1207 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel, FL 33544.