Gum disease is a devastating condition and can seriously affect your dental and overall health. Kingsgate Dental provides resources and information on how to prevent this periodontal condition.

If you are currently suffering from this disease, call 425-296-8853 for gum disease treatment in Kirkland, Washington. Be sure to schedule visits with our dentist, Dr. Ann Kelley, at least every six months to prevent the spread of the disease.

The cause of gum disease

Gum disease occurs when bacteria builds up within the mouth. Though daily brushing and flossing can help prevent some deposits from forming, it can harden and stick to the teeth, creating tarter. This can only be removed by a professional and if left alone, can release acid that damages teeth and soft tissue. When the soft tissue of the gums becomes inflamed or starts to pull away from the teeth, this is a symptom of gum disease.

Treating gum disease