50% of Americans over 30 years of age have some form of periodontal disease, according to the CDC. If you are neglecting your oral health or have certain genetic factors, there is a good chance that you may develop gum disease. If left untreated, it can cause issues such as tooth and bone loss. If you notice any symptoms of gum disease, such as inflamed gums, bleeding gums while brushing or flossing, bad breath, or loose teeth, make sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kejriwal for an oral evaluation.
Did you know an infection in the mouth can travel to other parts of the body? This is something many patients are surprised to learn when they discover the detrimental effects of gum disease. Gum disease has been linked to:
Gum disease starts as gingivitis and can be difficult to detect in its early stages. If you are not taking good care of your teeth, your gums may become puffy, swollen, or red. This is one of the first signs of inflammation. Bleeding gums are another symptom of the early stages of gum disease.
If this is left untreated, the condition may progress to periodontitis where the teeth start to move and shift because of deteriorating gum tissue. You may notice the gums are pulling away from the root of the tooth and you have periodontal pockets forming around the tooth. This is a hotbed for bacteria and can cause irreversible damage.
When the bacteria is left to multiply around the teeth and the gums are destroyed, you may be at risk for losing the entire tooth. At this stage, advanced periodontitis may also cause irreversible bone loss.
Dr. Kejriwal makes use of laser technology and advanced techniques to treat gum disease. She will work to clear the gums of an infection and provide you with preventive dentistry tips so the infection does not return. Gum disease procedures can be performed under sedation and we will provide you with a custom treatment plan to keep your gums healthy after treatment.
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