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By Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center And Periodontics, LLC
June 22, 2016
Category: Oral Health

What you need to know about periodontal disease

Periodontal disease can sneak up on you with little or no warning signs. You may not feel any pain; you just notice a little bleeding periodontal diseaseoccasionally when you brush. That’s one reason why it’s so important to see your periodontist on a regular basis.

Only your periodontist can tell through examining your gums and taking x-rays whether you have periodontal disease. Your periodontists at Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center and Periodontics, LLC in Lawrenceville, New Jersey can help treat your periodontal disease and get you back to health.

Periodontal disease typically starts as mild to moderate gum disease, called gingivitis. When you don’t adequately remove the plaque on your teeth, the bacteria in the plaque form toxins which attack your gums. Your gums will become swollen and inflamed.

Your periodontists at Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center and Periodontics, LLC want you to know and be able to recognize when you have gum disease, because if it is treated, your gum disease can be reversed. You need to look for:

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Painful, bleeding gums
  • Pain when you chew food
  • Receding gums
  • Frequent bad breath

Gum disease turns into periodontal disease if it is left untreated. When you have periodontal disease, the toxins which attacked your gums now begin to attack the bone supporting your teeth. The bone can weaken due to the disease. Your teeth can become loose, and you can lose your teeth!

Your periodontists at Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center and Periodontics, LLC want you to recognize the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease and seek treatment early before you lose too much bone. You need to look for the same signs as gum disease, plus a few more including:

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Loose teeth
  • Teeth which are moving or shifting out of proper position

To prevent gum and periodontal disease, make sure you are thoroughly removing the bacteria-laden plaque on your teeth several times daily by brushing and flossing. If you think you might have gum or periodontal disease, it’s time to visit the experts at Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center and Periodontics, LLC in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. They offer a full range of periodontal therapies to help you regain your healthy smile. Call today to find out more about periodontal therapy or to schedule an appointment, because a simple phone call could save your teeth!

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