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Gum disease is usually caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on teeth. If plaque is not removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth, gums become irritated and inflamed. The irritated gum tissue can separate from the teeth and form spaces called pockets. Bacteria move into the pockets where they continue to promote irritation. Left untreated, the process can continue until the bone and other tooth-supporting tissues are destroyed. The early stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. It often results in gums that are red and swollen and may bleed easily.

(bleeding gums)

Advanced Periodontitis  

Reeve Family Dentistry
Barlow Plaza
1131 6 Street NW Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 281-2433
Tooth-colored fillings - no more of the "metal mouth" look
Veneers - complete smile makeover
Implant restorations - often the most conservative and functional approach to single or multiple tooth restorations
Reeve Family Dentistry is conveniently located at Barlow Plaza in Rochester, MN. Click here for a map and directions.