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Procrastinating your regularly scheduled dental checkups at Glenn Dental can increase your chances of suffering from gum disease, cavities, and other oral health problems. Many of these problems can also be exacerbated by inconsistent oral hygiene habits such as failing to brush your teeth twice each day or forgetting to floss each evening.

Without professional attention from a dentist like Dr. Glenn Ong-Veloso the gum inflammation of gingivitis could worsen into the more severe form of gum disease which is known as periodontitis. This severe inflammation and periodontal infection can cause your gums to slowly recede from your gumline.

As this problem progresses small pockets of infected material can start to accumulate near the roots of your teeth. In time it could gradually compromise multiple teeth and even start to deplete the healthy, underlying bone structure. This could also result in the loss of multiple teeth or the early onset of terminal dentition.

Left untreated periodontitis can also cause systemic inflammation. This can gradually tax your immune system, and also affect existing medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and an increased risk of stroke.

The nature and severity of your gum disease will determine the treatment plan put forth by Dr. Glenn Ong-Veloso and his staff.

If you live in the Apple Valley, California, area and you are concerned about the health of your gums, you should call 760-284-3060 to schedule an appointment at Glenn Dental.