Did you know that it’s more likely that you’ll lose a tooth from gum disease than from tooth decay or an accident? Prompt, professional treatment at the first sign of periodontal disease is important, not just for your oral health, but for your overall health. It has been scientifically linked to multiple medical conditions such as:
- Sleep Apnea
- Heart Attack
- Erectile Dysfunction
- High Blood Pressure
- Premature Labor
The bacteria which causes your sensitive gums can spread throughout your cardiovascular system, affecting your immune system and body.
Symptoms Of Gum Disease
Your periodontal concerns can eventually result in the loss of your teeth and your supporting bone structure. Dr. Dana Kapparova encourages all patients to come in for an evaluation if you are suffering from any the following symptoms:
- Swollen, sensitive or receding gum tissue
- Gums that bleed easily during tooth brushing and flossing
- Loose teeth
- Persistent Halitosis (bad breath)
- Tartar buildup
- Food that packs between teeth
Treating Your Periodontal Concerns
When your gums begin to pull away from your teeth, exposing more tooth surface, root damage and tooth decay may result. Periodontal disease can be a major cause of your gums pulling away, but it can also be aggravated by factors like aggressive brushing, genetics, tobacco use, grinding, or oral piercings.
When it comes to diagnosing and treating your periodontal disease, you want trusted, expert care with a gentle touch. Dr. Kapparova offers expertise and advanced dental techniques to reverse your gum recession without extensive surgery. Our periodontal restoration treatment is quick, the recovery is minimal and the results are immediate.
Dr. Kapparova would be happy to consult with you about your periodontal health and concerns. Give our office a call today to set up an appointment.