periodontal care in Lenoir City

If you have periodontal (gum) disease, it’s important to get the care you need right away. With proper periodontal care, you can reverse or halt the progression of gum disease. Left untreated, however, gum disease can result in permanent damage to your gums and teeth. Contact us and get the care you need from Dr. Joseph Blalock at Lakeside Dental right away. We proudly serve Lenoir City, Loudon, and Tellico Village

understanding periodontal disease

Periodontal disease is a preventable infection of the gums that is caused by poor oral hygiene. If you are not brushing and flossing properly, plaque and tartar will build up between your gums and your teeth. The bacteria in plaque and tartar will begin attacking your gums.

Initially, this results only in inflammation and tenderness of the gums. If the disease continues to progress, however, it will attack and destroy the support structures of your teeth permanently, which can cause tooth loss. 

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Did You Know…

Nearly half of all American adults have gum disease, making it one of the most common preventable oral health issues in the US.

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