What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease can start out as a minor irritation, but can eventually destroy the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. It is difficult to regain the proper function and youthful appearance of your smile after bone deterioration and tooth loss.
Instead of allowing gum disease to progress to its more dangerous forms, seek early treatment. It is most effective to prevent gum disease or treat it with deep cleanings while it is still in its milder stages.
How do I know if I have gum disease?
Gum disease is often linked to patients who have poor dental hygiene habits, use tobacco or alcohol, or have a genetic history with the disease. At the same time, periodontal disease can still be detrimental for men and women of any age, so it is important to look for the following symptoms of gum disease:
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth or tooth loss
- Receding gums
- Tender gums
- Bright red gums
- Swelling or bleeding when brushing or flossing
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Gum Disease Treatment in Flushing, NY
The best way to prevent gum disease is with daily brushing and flossing. Don’t forget to accompany these habits with regular professional preventative care.
Around 75% of American adults suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Unfortunately, even if you are taking good care of your teeth, you may be affected by this common problem. You can seek an accurate diagnosis and effective gum disease treatment right here at Parsons Smile Center.
Treating Periodontal Disease
Dr. Salha and his team often treat periodontal disease with a deep dental cleaning. This may involve scaling and root planing, which is a non-surgical procedure that will reduce plaque buildup.
Our gum disease treatment team will also help you design an at-home care routine that will allow you to control periodontal disease outside the office. We may also suggest more frequent teeth cleanings than we prescribe to our patients with healthy gums.
Dr. Salha might recommend other gum disease treatment options, including antibiotics or surgery.
Don’t put off your gum disease treatment. Call us at Parsons Smile Center today.