There Are 64.7 Million American Adults Living with Mild to Severe Gum Disease
Gum disease is a progressive disease that causes inflammation of the gum tissue. It often does not present itself with severe symptoms in the beginning stages of infection, leaving it unnoticed and untreated. By the time noticeable symptoms appear irreversible damage has already begun. Knowing the common signs of gum disease and visiting us regularly can help keep your gums healthy and avoid extensive treatments.
Stages and Symptoms of Gum Disease
- Bad breath
- Red, swollen or painful gums
- Bleeding when you brush, floss or eat
- Gums begin to recede from the teeth
- Gaps appear between the teeth
- Dental pockets form between the teeth and gums
- Shifting, loose or moving teeth
- Irreparable damage to supporting structures
- Tooth loss
Seek Treatment Immediately to Protect Your Oral and Overall Health
Gum disease can be harmful to not only the smile, but to the body as a whole. As the leading cause of tooth loss, gum disease attacks the bone and underlying structures of the mouth, including the tooth roots. Once the bacteria from this disease have access to the roots, they can then enter the blood stream and have been connected to stroke, heart disease, diabetes and other systemic illnesses. The best way to protect yourself is by brushing and flossing daily to help prevent the build-up of bacteria that cause gum disease; but, in the event you do need treatment, Dr. Jeremy Wehrman can offer his assistance.
Modern Laser Gum Disease Treatment
We are proud to offer the latest in gum disease treatment technology, with minimally-invasive laser dentistry. Through the use of gentle yet effective lasers, Dr. Wehrman can eradicate harmful bacteria around the teeth, gums and below the gumline with minimal discomfort. Lasers specifically target only diseased tissue, so healthy tissue is left unharmed. Patients say they feel little-to-no pain during or after treatment, and experience minimal, if any, bleeding or swelling. To find out if you are a candidate for laser treatment contact us today.
Do not ignore the signs of gum disease. Seek care immediately if you are noticing any symptoms of this disease and call our office today to schedule your appointment.