Gum Disease

Posted on 12/10/2021 by Evan Admin
Gum DiseaseTaking care of your teeth and gums is very important. Most patients do not know that bad habits with oral care can lead to Periodontal Disease which in the latter stages is only able to be maintained due to it being untreatable.

This disease is caused by bacterial infection in the mouth which then becomes harmful and attacks the gums. Once this bacterium attacks the gums, it causes them to swell. This is the first sign that you might have gum disease and need to see one of our dentists as soon as possible.

One thing patient's do not know about gum disease is that once in the latter stages, if not caught early enough, this disease is only manageable and cannot be cured. It is imperative to see us as soon as you start noticing any differences within your mouth or gums.

Symptoms to Watch For

Most dentists including ours will always recommend proper oral care to ensure your mouth stays healthy. This will include brushing and flossing twice a day while also visiting us at least twice a year. However, if you notice anything in-between visits it is important to know what to look for if you are worried about gum disease.

The most common symptoms of gum disease include but are not limited to swelling of the gums, bleeding of the gums, a thick white layer around a tooth which is also called plaque as well as a change in your breath.

It is important to notice the little changes in your mouth because some of the symptoms that patients experience are painless like the ones listed above. However, some patients can experience continuous toothaches or toothaches while chewing food.

Gum Disease Treatment

We can treat Gum Disease at all stages however, in the latter stage, it is only able to be maintained. It is important to come see us if you think you might have symptoms of gum disease so we can treat it early and you will not have to worry about it again. If you have any more questions regarding Gum Disease, please reach out to us so we can help with any concerns you have.

Star City Dental

Dr. Melanie Fulton
Dr. Meghan Hungerford
Dr. Mimi Long

(402) 858-0525

4525 S. 86th Street, #A,
Lincoln, NE 68526-9277

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