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Signs & Symptoms Of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, better known as gum disease, is caused by plaque that builds up on the teeth and especially under the gum line. The sticky plaque attracts bacteria and eventually causes infection if left untreated. Some common signs of gum disease include:
  • Irritation of the gums
  • Bad breath or taste in the mouth
  • Bleeding during brushing or flossing
  • Chronic tooth sensitivity
The earlier we catch gum disease, the easier it is to treat. If you are concerned that you might have gum disease, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jenny D’Amelio today.

Why Is Gum Health Important?

Your oral health isn’t solely rooted in your teeth. Your gums act as part of a foundation for the overall state of your smile. And, it’s been proven that oral health can even impact the rest of your body. So, when your gums start to feel the negative impact of poor hygiene, so will the rest of your body.

What Does Gum Treatment Involve?

How your gum disease is treated will depend a great deal on how advanced it is and how much damage it has caused. Mild gum disease can often be treated with a professional cleaning and a renewed commitment to good oral hygiene habits. Moderate-to-advanced gum disease may require a deep cleaning treatment known as scaling and root planning. During this treatment, we remove the tartar and bacteria from below the gumline.

Are You Looking For Gum Treatment?

Gum treatment can be the cornerstone of your oral health! With healthy gums come healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. So, if you’re concerned about the state of your smile, please don’t hesitate to contact ParkShore Dentistry to schedule an appointment.