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Did you know that gum disease is one of the leading factors in tooth loss among adults today? Understanding oral health issues is important, which is why our team here at Rainier Dental Center in Seattle, Washington, is happy to help you understand gum disease and how it can destroy your smile.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a dangerous infection of your gums which support and surround all your teeth. Gum disease can be painless, so it often goes unnoticed and it is one of the major reasons adults suffer tooth loss. Gum disease can also lead to bone loss.

Gum disease is a dental condition that needs to be addressed. During your regular dental checkup, your dentist, Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, will examine you and check for gum disease. The sooner gum disease is detected the better, so it is vital to address it as soon as possible. Daily routines of brushing and flossing are also important tools when it comes to fighting off or reversing this dangerous disease.

If you still have questions or concerns about your oral health or would like a professional dental check-up, please call our office today at 206.329.1100 to schedule an appointment. Our professional staff stands is ready to enhance your smile in any way we can.