Gum disease is actually a problem that is relatively common, at least in its beginning stages. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is when the gums and other structures of the mouth become infected. This infection occurs when there is too much bacteria in the mouth and the bacteria targets the gums. Some of the warning symptoms of gum disease are:
- Red or swollen gums
- Sensitive or tender gums
- Bleeding when brushing and flossing
- Consistent bad breath (halitosis)
- Gums pulling back, or receding from the teeth
- Loose adult teeth
The bad news is that periodontal disease is linked to serious future health issues including the loss of teeth, bone, and mouth tissue. The good news is that periodontal disease is completely treatable.
At Island Dental Associates, our Board Certified periodontist, Dr. Vikas Mittle along with our staff provide the gum disease treatment you need to enjoy better comfort and a brighter future. If your periodontal disease is in the early stages, your gum disease treatment may simply include a thorough dental cleaning and some instruction about how to care for your teeth at home.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of periodontal disease, come see us right away so that we can get you back on track. If you haven’t visited in the past six months for a regular cleaning or checkup, it is important to do so in order to prevent gum disease. Give us a call today. We will help you schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.