Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. Also referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth.
See your dentist if you suspect you have gum disease because the sooner you treat it the better. The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. If you have gingivitis, your gums may become red, swollen and bleed easily. At this stage, the disease is still reversible and can usually be eliminated by a professional cleaning at your dental office, followed by daily brushing and flossing.
Dr. Praveen Kumar completed MDS from Meerut University in the field of Endodontics & Conservative Dentistry. Having gained experience and expertise in Rotary Endodontics & Restoration of compromised occlusion, he mastered laser assisted Root Canal Therapy under the aegis of Indian Academy of Laser Dentistry. His team has placed more than 7000 dental implants. He is MBA in Health Care Administration from reputed faculty of management studies, Delhi University.