Gum disease is a set of inflammatory diseases affecting the tissues surrounding the teeth. It involves progressive loss of the bone around the teeth, and if left untreated, can lead to the loosening and subsequent loss of teeth.
Gum disease is caused by microorganisms that stick to and grow on the tooth’s surface. A diagnosis of gum disease is established by inspecting the soft gum tissues around the teeth with a probe (i.e., a clinical examination) and by evaluating the patient’s X-rays to determine the amount of bone loss around the teeth.
Factors of Gum Disease
M.S.R Tooth Clinic offers many procedures to treat gum disease, including scaling and root planning, deep cleanings and soft tissue treatments.