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Battling Gum Disease

Houlik Family Dentistry fights gum disease. Without treatment, gum disease increases the risk of diabetes, heart attacks and other health problems. Reverse gum disease, feel better and live a healthier life with the help of Houlik Family Dentistry. Call today or schedule online for an exam.

What To Do About Periodontal Disease

Gum disease is also known as periodontal disease.  Plaque bacteria and tartar build up on the teeth and along and below the gum line. This causes inflammation and eventually erodes the gum tissue and bone that supports your teeth. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of American adults over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. Gum disease is generally caused by poor oral hygiene. Left untreated, it can even lead to tooth loss.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Identify gum disease with changes to the appearance of the teeth and gums, bad breath, pain or soreness and bad tastes in the mouth. Healthy gums don’t generally hurt or bleed. Bleeding gums are often an early sign of gum disease. Other symptoms include sore, irritated, red and swollen gums. Regular visits to Houlik Family Dentistry for dental cleanings and exams to prevent gum disease.