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Could I Have Gum Disease? (Quiz)

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If you have gum disease, it’s important to treat it ASAP. If left untreated it can progress from early stages, where dental damage is minimal, to a later and more serious stage. Tissue and bone can break down in the later stage, resulting in tooth loss. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among American adults.

Fortunately, we can easily eliminate it in its early stages with a deep cleaning treatment called scaling and root planing. It eliminates the bacteria that causes gum disease and shrinks “pockets” between teeth and gums where bacteria can collect.

How do you know if you have gum disease? Take our quiz. If your results indicate you may have it, call us ASAP at 903-625-9297. The best way to prevent this damaging condition is with daily brushing and flossing and visiting our office twice a year for professional cleanings.


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