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Chronic inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can allow tartar to harden on the base of your teeth near the gumline. This can become an even more significant problem if you fail to attend your routine dental checkups at Dr. Steven Pooley’s dental office.

As time goes on the constant bacterial presence near your periodontal tissues can lead to inflammation and the form of gum disease known as gingivitis.

Early on you might notice your gums bleed easier after brushing and flossing. This might also be accompanied by gums that look inflamed as well as problems with chronic bad breath.

If gingivitis is diagnosed in a reasonable amount of time Dr. Steven Pooley might be able to treat it with a thorough dental cleaning or a root planing treatment. Then he can advise you on the proper improvements needed to prevent a recurrence of gingivitis.

Without professional treatment, gingivitis inflammation can lead to the periodontal infection of periodontitis. This can cause your gums to recede from the base of your teeth and even lead to tooth loss. The system inflammation of periodontitis could also cause medical complications and tax your immune system.

If you are in the Loves Park, Illinois, area and you have periodontal health concerns, you should call 815-968-5434 to schedule a dental checkup at Pooley Dentistry.