Causes of Periodontal DiseaseHere at Snohomish Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of healthy teeth, healthy gums, and a healthy mouth.

Periodontal disease can be harmful to not only the health of your mouth but also your overall health.

Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria in dental plaque. Many people have heard of gingivitis, which is the early stage of periodontal disease.

Swollen and bleeding gums are two of the early symptoms of periodontal disease. If it goes untreated, it will only get worse. It may start to destroy the periodontal ligament and the alveolar bone, which is the structure that supports your teeth.

To prevent periodontal disease, make sure that you are flossing on a daily basis, brushing your teeth at least two times per day, and going to the dentist every six months. Your dentist will be able to see if you have any signs of periodontal disease.

As you can see, periodontal disease can be painful; however, we are able to treat you or any member of your family to relieve the discomfort.

If you have any questions regarding periodontal disease, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at (360) 568-5411.