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What You Should Know About Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is a prevalent problem in the United States and among the top causes of tooth loss, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Gum Disease and Your Health

If you are not taking care of your oral health, there is a good chance you will develop gum disease at some point in your life. Recognizing symptoms and taking steps to eradicate the infection early will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums throughout your lifetime.

Many people are unaware that gum disease may be a side effect or outcome of a systemic disease since inflammation in the body can affect the gums. Conversely, having gum disease means an infection can spread to other parts of the body. Patients diagnosed with gum disease are at a higher risk of heart disease, pancreatic cancer, diabetes and other health problems. Early detection and treatment will help you stay healthy!

  • Common Symptoms of Gum Disease

    Common symptoms of gum disease include:

    • Swollen gums
    • Bleeding gums
    • Loose teeth
    • Sensitive teeth
    • Chronic bad breath (halitosis)
  • Stages of Gum Disease

    Periodontal disease is a progressive disease so leaving the early stages untreated will only make things worse. The three stages of gum disease are:

    • Gingivitis – You will notice your gums are puffy, swollen, red or bleed often. Fortunately, this stage is easy to treat and damage is reversible.
    • Periodontitis – Irreversible damage may have occurred at this stage. You may notice periodontal pockets forming around the teeth as bacteria gets trapped between the gums and the tooth root.
    • Advanced Periodontitis – At this stage, the teeth may become loose and you may have more bleeding, pockets of pus and other signs of infection. Left untreated, both the gum and bone tissue will be destroyed.
  • Restoring Gum Health
    Gum Disease Treatment in Queens, NY
    Our doctors have completed advanced clinical training to treat gum disease with laser therapy and other protocols. Coming to us for gum disease treatment means you will not have to schedule a separate appointment with a periodontist. We will recommend a treatment plan that may in-clude laser gum surgery, osseous surgery or scaling and root planing.
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