Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth? You may have gingivitis, a condition which precedes periodontitis, or gum disease.
Gum disease develops from the infection of gum tissue. Plaque can inflame the gums, causing them to bleed easily. As the infection progresses, pockets between teeth form, loosening them or causing them to fall out. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults for this reason. Periodontitis may also be to blame for other dental problems that impact the teeth and gums.
Gum disease can increase your risk of these conditions:
- Gum swelling
- Loose teeth
- Halitosis (Bad breath)
- Gum recession
- Shifting teeth
- Cardiovascular disease
- Heart attacks
If you have noticed any of these problems connected to your oral health, call Stewart Dental Group today at 704-255-4256. Our professional staff will work with you to find a treatment that aligns with your specific needs. Catching gingivitis, or gum inflammation, before it develops into periodontitis or gum disease, is far preferable over letting symptoms worsen.
Gum Disease Prevention and Treatment
You should schedule a visit with our professional team twice a year so that we can check the health of your teeth and gums. If you have noticed your gums bleeding, please schedule an appointment at our office for a check-up. Even if you haven’t been to the dentist in a long time, it is important to catch gum disease early before the infection spreads and leads to more problems. Gum disease can be treated with antibacterial rinses, laser therapy, gum surgery, or scaling and root planing. Dr. Melissa Stewart or Dr. Randall Stewart will assess your teeth and gums before treatment in order to determine which option works best for you.
Schedule an Appointment
Have you noticed any of the preliminary symptoms of gum disease? Call Stewart Dental Group today at 704-255-4256 for comfortable high-quality treatment. You can also request an appointment with our dental team online today. We will take your budget, goals, and oral health into consideration before treatment. Our professional staff is dedicated to providing the best care possible to patients of all ages.