Periodontal Disease and Its Causes • Jacksonville

Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums that gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth.

Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically-susceptible individuals. Bacteria found in plaque produce toxins or poisons that irritate the gums. They may cause them to turn red, swell, and bleed easily.

If this irritation is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth causing pockets (spaces) to form. Plaque can also harden into a rough, porous substance known as calculus (or tartar). This can occur both above and below the gum line.

For more information about About Periodontal Disease or to schedule a consult with Dr. Aguila, use our Appointment form or call our office in Jacksonville, FL at Periodontist and Dental Implant Office in Jacksonville FL Phone Number 904-683-4781.

As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate. If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss.

Periodontics Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of periodontics, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to periodontics are discussed.

Periodontics Presentation

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Don’t be fooled. With periodontal disease, bleeding, redness, and swelling do not have to be present. Further, pain is usually not associated with periodontal disease. This disease damages the teeth, gum, and jawbone of more than 80 percent of Americans by age 45.

For more information about how to preserve your oral and overall health, please call our Jacksonville office: Periodontist and Dental Implant Office in Jacksonville FL Phone Number 904-683-4781.


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