Dr. Gregory Sawyer, DDS
Family Dentistry & Orthodontics
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2034 E. Main Street
Quincy CA 95971
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Gum Disease Periodontics

When you have a bacterial infection in the gums of your mouth, the very tissues that support your teeth, this can cause substantial problems including pain, swelling, and the possibility that you may actually lose your teeth. These infections are typically the result of a significant buildup of tartar and plaque. If you are not routinely flossing your teeth, or brushing them, you will have a high probability of developing these infections.

Stages Of Periodontal Disease

There are two stages of periodontal disease which include gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is only going to affect your gums. This is the mild form of this disease, the one that can actually be reversed if it is treated early. However, if not treated, it can turn into periodontist. This is much more aggressive and destructive, allowing the bacteria to penetrate into deep pockets within the gum tissue, going as far as the bone and membranes that support your teeth. Not only could you lose your teeth, but this can also contribute to serious health problems, which is why it is so important to get regular checkups to ensure that this is not occurring.

Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

If you are experiencing discomfort while chewing, or if you are gums are swollen, it's definitely a good idea to contact a dentist for a checkup. You can set an appointment with Dr. Sawyer's office to make sure that you have not developed gingivitis or periodontitis, conditions that he can provide treatments for.

Family Dentist & Orthodontics

2034 E Main St
Quincy, CA 95971

(530) 283-2811

9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday:
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tuesday - Friday:
9 a.m.-4 p.m.


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