December 15, 2016
There is a major dental problem out there that will affect a majority of Americans. It could be happening in your mouth right now, and you might not even know it.
Gum disease is a widespread dental problem. It can cause tooth loss, and it rubs elbows with dangerous overall health problems like heart disease and diabetes. Patients with gum disease often experience bleeding or swollen gums, but it’s possible you will have no physical signs.
Gum disease occurs when an infection is present in the gums. If left untreated, the problem can spread around the mouth and cause the jawbone to erode. At Dr. Wesley Anderson Jr., DDS, we can using scaling and root planing to clean the infection out from beneath the gum line.
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If you have gum problems or need a dental cleaning, call our office today at (757) 932-6856 or use our convenient online form to request a visit with us.