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Bedford periodontics

Regular treatment at Bedford South Dentistry helps prevent gum disease in Bedford

Gums and Teeth

Periodontics is the area of dentistry that deals with the gums and bone surrounding your teeth. It's essential that your teeth have a solid foundation of healthy gums and strong bone. Regular cleanings and treatment at Bedford South Dentistry is the key to maintaining this foundation.

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting your teeth.

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

  • Swollen, puffy and bleeding gums
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth

If not adequately treated, periodontal disease can result in loose teeth and ultimately tooth loss. Early detection and treatment are the key to successfully rectifying gum disease in Bedford.

Preventing Periodontal Disease

  • Brush and floss your teeth daily
  • See your dentist regularly for professional cleaning and monitoring
  • If diagnosed with periodontal disease, get treatment early

Watch the videos below to learn more about the health of your gums and surrounding bone.

Call Bedford South Dentistry today about your Bedford periodontics options.

FAQs -- Click to reveal the answers to questions

Q: Are there any health problems related to having periodontal disease?

A: Absolutely. In the last decade, there have been reports of potential links between periodontal diseases and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and preterm low-weight babies.

Q: Aren't I too young to have periodontal disease?

A: Although periodontal diseases are more common in older individuals, they can also affect children and teenagers.