Don't Ignore These Signs Of Periodontal Disease
What your dentist in Mendon, New York wants you to know
You’ve probably heard about periodontal disease and you may be wondering if you are suffering from this condition. There are some definite signs and symptoms of periodontal disease that you shouldn’t ignore. Fortunately, there are also effective ways to prevent and treat periodontal disease.
Dr. Carl Murano at H-F-L Dental in Honeoye Falls, NY wants to share the facts about periodontal disease. He serves the residents of Honeoye Falls and Mendon, New York and he is here to help you with your dental needs.
Before you have periodontal disease, you have gum disease, which is an infection in your gums caused by bacterial toxins in the plaque that forms on your teeth. Fortunately, gum disease is reversible by practicing excellent brushing and flossing habits, and by seeing your dentist and hygienist for regular examinations including x-rays, and professional cleanings.
You may have gum disease if you notice:
- Swelling and redness in your gums
- Bleeding and pain in your gums
- Pain when you chew foods
If your gum disease goes untreated, the bone supporting your teeth becomes infected and bone destruction begins. You start losing the bone support around your teeth and now you have periodontal disease. Periodontal disease requires more aggressive treatment, and you should be brushing after meals and before bed, and flossing daily.
You can identify periodontal disease by these common symptoms:
- Tooth and root sensitivity
- Receding gums
- Chronic bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Teeth which feel like they are moving out of position
If you have periodontal disease, don’t ignore the symptoms or you could lose teeth! Dr. Murano has a comprehensive program to get your periodontal disease under control and get you back to health.
Periodontal therapy typically means an initial deep cleaning to rid your mouth of hard and soft deposits that can harbor bacteria. This is followed by more regular cleanings at three or four month intervals. During your periodontal therapy appointments, you will be carefully monitored to ensure an excellent outcome.
Don’t ignore the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease; get some help from an expert instead! Call Dr. Carl Murano at H-F-L Dental serving Honeoye Falls and Mendon, NY. Find out more by calling today!