The gums, ligaments, and bone around the teeth form the foundation for one teeth. All structures are also referred to as the periodontist. When the periodontist is not healthy, it jeopardizes the teeth just as a bad foundation would threaten the stability of a house.
Signs of unhealthy periodontium include: gums that are red and bleed easily, persistent bad breath, gums that are pulled away from the tooth, loose teeth, and changes in the position or bite of the teeth. Any of these may be a sign of a problem. With proper gum treatments, however, it may be possible to return gum tissue to a healthy state. If you are having a problem, come in and see us so we may treat it right away.