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Green Bay Smiles | Gum Disease in Green Bay

Green Bay Smiles

2805 Libal Street, Suite B
Green Bay, WI 54301

(920) 339-9013

Gum Disease

Happy_Older_Couple_300x199.jpgGums Should Never Bleed!

If your gums bleed while you’re brushing or flossing, you probably have periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease. You shouldn’t be surprised to have this condition affecting your life, considering it afflicts 80% of Americans, according to the U.S. Surgeon General. Gum disease can be characterized by not only bleeding gums, but also redness, swelling, chronic bad breath, and loose teeth. If you have family history of periodontal disease, there is a higher risk that you may have this disease.

Is Gum Disease A Big Deal?

Gum disease is caused by bacteria that has infected the gum tissue and irritated it in a number of ways. If it remains untreated, it can have long-term damage to oral health, including lose of teeth and bone loss. Additionally, the toxins can travel through the blood stream to major organs and cause heart disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, and respiratory disease.

Fixing Your Smile With Periodontics

If you are one of many in Green Bay who are lucky enough to not have gum disease, but are still unhappy with your smile, periodontic treatments can offer you a solution. Your teeth may be white and straight, but some may look a little short, and some look too long. Through periodontal cosmetic surgery, we can make “short” teeth appear longer; the procedure – crown lengthening – removes excess gum tissue to show more of your natural tooth.

Contact us today for a consultation appointment about the best ways to fit periodontics into your treatment plan.

Gum Disease F.A.Q.s

1. I brush and floss everyday, so why do my gums still bleed?

Bleeding gums is a defining sign of gum and bone disease, called periodontal disease.  Many factors contribute to this disease including tartar build up that forms below the gums.  Having your teeth professionally cleaned regularly by your dentist in Green Bay can control  many of these factors.

2. What causes periodontal (gum) disease?

Periodontal disease has many causes, as well as links to a variety of other systemic diseases.  Many cases include tartar build up, but may also include factors such as immuno-compromised diseases, heart disease, diabetes, and just simple genetics.

3. How can periodontal disease be treated?

While there is no cure for periodontal disease,  our hope is to help you make your oral environment as healthy as possible, through techniques such as cleaning on a regular basis.  Bacteria that causes periodontal disease bury themselves into the gums, bone, and root surface deep below the surface of the gums, which we try to combat with deep cleanings and scalings.

For more information, call your Green Bay dentist at Neighborhood Smiles today.


Green Bay Dentist | Gum Disease. Aaron Bushong is a Green Bay Dentist.