Good teeth are important for good oral health, but did you know that healthy gums are just as important? Your gums do more than just provide places for your teeth. They protect your mouth and body from the bacteria that can cause gum disease. The body is a system, and the mouth is an important part of that system. Gum disease can be the first step in more severe health issues. Dr. Asad Ahsan and the team at practice name are skilled at detecting, preventing and treating gum disease in McKinney, Texas. The services we offer include:
The aspect of dental medicine that deals with the gums and soft tissues in the mouth is known as periodontics. Although there are different causes of gum disease, the primary culprit is the accumulation of plaque and tartar on your teeth. As plaque builds up your gums swell in response, allowing more plaque, and subsequently bacteria to penetrate below the gum line, leading to gum disease. Some of the symptoms can include tender, swollen or bleeding gums, or gums that are bright red in color. Other symptoms include loose teeth and bad breath. If you notice any these symptoms or any change in the color or texture of your gums or teeth, contact our office right away.