Periodontal disease (more commonly known as gum disease) is one of the most common health problems on the planet. In fact, studies suggest that almost 80% of the population is struggling with a mild to severe form of it. This condition is a gradual oral infection that negatively affects your oral tissues and the bone underneath it. Because this bone is the support system for your teeth, gum disease can result in permanent tooth loss if it’s left untreated for too long. At San Pedro Smiles, our team screens for gum disease at every checkup so that we can locate and treat it as early as possible. If we do discover the infection, several therapy options are available that can bring back your smile’s full health. Don’t hesitate to contact our San Antonio, TX location if you have any questions or if you’d like to schedule a visit with Dr. Gonzales.
While every case of gum disease is different, there are some common symptoms that patients should be aware of. Please let us know if you experience any of the following on a regular basis:
Our recommendation for treating gum disease will depend on the severity of your condition. Possible options include: