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Your daily oral hygiene routine needs to be founded on thoroughly brushing your teeth each morning and night, as well as making the conscious effort to floss each day. Any inconsistencies in this basic daily practice can lead to tartar formation on the bases of your teeth near the gumline.

When this happens your chances of suffering periodontal inflammation and gum disease can gradually increase. The early inflammation of gingivitis typically starts out with gums to appear red or inflamed. This might also be accompanied by gums that bleed easily when brushing and flossing. Many people struggling with gingivitis issues also struggle with chronic bad breath.

Without professional diagnosis and treatment from the oral care specialists at Raul Ramirez DDS the mild periodontal inflammation of gingivitis can gradually worsen into the serious periodontal infection, which is known as periodontitis.

This chronic and severe form of gum disease can cause pockets of infection in your periodontal tissues can gradually cause your gum tissues to recede from your teeth. In time this could potentially lead to a loss of structure in the bones that anchor your teeth in your mouth.

You should also take note that a growing body of research has found a possible link between the systemic inflammation of untreated periodontitis and other medical conditions. This can cause complications with diabetes, increased risk of stroke, and heart disease. While periodontitis can’t directly cause these conditions, it can potentially impact your treatment options.

If you live in the Metairie, Louisiana, area and you suspect you have periodontal disease, you should call 504-885-3255 to seek treatment at Raul Ramirez DDS’s dental offices.