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When hardened tartar forms on your teeth near the gumline the bacterial presence can cause your gum tissues to become inflamed. This condition, known as gingivitis, can cause your gums to bleed during brushing and flossing while also causing chronic bad breath.

With early treatment at Dr. David J. Berg’s clinic, and improvements to your daily oral hygiene routine gingivitis symptoms can often be remediated. If you procrastinate these measure the infection in your gum tissues will continue to advance. Eventually, it will develop into the most dangerous form of gum disease known as periodontitis.

This can cause your gums to pull back from the base of your teeth forming pockets of infection deep down at the root. As time goes by, periodontitis can even lead to a loss of structure in the bones that anchor your teeth in your mouth.

Ongoing research has also found a relationship between periodontitis and medical conditions like diabetes and heart disease. While it can’t cause these conditions, gum disease can exacerbate symptoms and limit treatment options.

If you live in the Sacramento, California, area and you suspect you have gum disease, you should call 916.567.0900 to seek treatment at Studio 1 Dental.