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Darr Dejean DDS. and Eric Vondenstein DDS. of Southern Family Dental, Lafayette, LA

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. Also referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth. Regular dental checkups are vital because a professional can detect, treat, and reverse gum disease in early stages before major problems arise. Your stage of your gum disease will determine the level of treatment necessary. Gum disease treatment is necessary to prevent further bone loss and associated tooth loss.