If you have been told you have gum (periodontal) disease, you’re not alone. Many adults in the currently have some form of the disease. Periodontal disease range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in tooth extraction or the worst case, tooth are lost. Whether your gum disease is stopped, slowed, or gets worse depends a great deal on how well you care for your teeth and gums every day, from this point forward.
Symptoms of gum disease may include:
- Bad breath that won’t go away
- Red or swollen gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Painful chewing
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Receding gums or longer appearing teeth
Any of these symptoms may be a sign of a serious problem, which should be checked immediately by a dentist.
At your dental visit at Little Ferry Smile the dentist or hygienist should:
- Check your medical history to identify underlying conditions or risk factors (such as smoking) that may contribute to gum disease.
- Examine your gums and check for any signs of inflammation.
Dr. Sachar at Little Ferry Smiles offers a pain free consultation in Little Ferry, NJ and check for any gum disease. Please call (201) 342-8585 to schedule an appointment today.