July 1, 2017
According to a study by the CDC, more than half of American adults have some form of gum disease. As it’s not always accompanied by symptoms, you may not even realize you have it! Prevention is always best. But if you do have gum disease, early detection means easier and less-invasive treatment.
At Premier Dental of Bordentown, NJ, Dr. Hema Gopal will keep you in front of this surprisingly common scourge with regular examinations and cleanings. And if you come in exhibiting signs of disease, Dr. Gopal can bring your gums back to health. Call Premier Dental at (609) 298-1124 to schedule an appointment today!
And why is it important to keep gum disease at bay? It is a major cause of tooth loss, which results when inflammation creates pockets between the teeth and gums. More alarmingly, periodontal disease has possible associations with serious medical conditions and diseases, though further research is needed to establish the exact relationships.
Periodontal disease is an infection caused by bacteria in dental plaque, the soft, sticky substance that constantly builds up on teeth. When our immune cells attack the bacteria, they can damage gum tissue in the process. So keeping your teeth free of plaque can go a long way in protecting your gums. Unfortunately, there are other factors at play, some within your control and some not. But just being aware of personal risk can keep you ahead.
Maybe — but likely not. Early-stage periodontal disease often sneaks up with few, if any, symptoms. However, if you experience any of the following, call Premier Dental at (609) 298-1124 immediately.
The best treatment for gum disease is to keep your mouth clean so it doesn’t have a chance to take root. It’s very important to practice good oral care at home by regular brushing and flossing. Another component in keeping your gums disease-free is keeping your regular checkups with Dr. Gopal so she can clean your teeth and inspect them for signs of gingivitis. Once gum disease has been detected, treatment depends on severity.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of gum disease — or it’s time for your regular checkup — be sure to call Premier Dental of Bordentown, NJ for Dr. Gopal’s personalized and comfortable care. We can be reached at (609) 298-1124 or via web form.
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