Don’t let tooth and bone loss destroy your smile.
Gum disease affects the gums and bone that surround the tooth. Leftover food and bacteria stick to the teeth, and form a hard-to-remove substance called plaque. Plaque turns into tartar, and tartar causes infection in the gums and bone.
Gum disease causes your gums to become red and swollen. They will also bleed easily when you brush and floss. However, four out of five people with periodontal disease don’t even know they have it!
Periodontal disease is dangerous because it is the number one cause of tooth loss. It is also linked to:
- Heart disease
- Inflammatory diseases
By practicing good oral hygiene, receiving regular dental checkups, and consuming a well-balanced diet, you can lower your risk of developing periodontal disease. Unfortunately, somewhere around half of US adults suffer from gum disease, and it is crucial to have it treated before you experience the more progressive form of the disease.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease?
Some of the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Bleeding gums
- Loose teeth
- Increasing gaps between the teeth
- Chronic bad breath (halitosis)
- Gum recession
- Pus in the mouth
- Swelling gums
- Soreness or tenderness in the gums
Whether or not you have noticed the symptoms of periodontal disease, receive your checkups regularly. Your Spring Dental periodontal professionals will look for the signs of gum disease. If you need any treatment, we will provide you with solutions right away.
Treatment for Patients with Gum Disease
Contact Spring Dental at the first sign of gum disease. Early prevention is essential to slow down the progression of gum disease, and prevent the teeth from falling out.
One of the most effective ways to treat gum disease is a simple reevaluation of your oral health care habits. Our dentists will help you design a plan for at-home dental care that will reverse gum disease and restore your health.
You may need to come see us more frequently until the health and function of your gums is restored. We provide special cleaning and antibiotic options that will protect you from the far-reaching consequences of periodontal disease.
Let the Spring Dental Experts Restore Your Healthy Gums!
Contact Spring Dental to learn more about periodontal disease, and the health of your own gums, teeth, and jawbone. You can schedule your evaluation today.