Periodontal Therapy in Springfield MA
Periodontal disease is the top cause of adult tooth loss in the United States. This is needless, because gum disease is often preventable. Most cases of periodontitis are linked to improper brushing and flossing. You may brush and floss daily. However, if you don’t do so correctly, there will still be plaque left along your gum line. What starts out as a simple case of gingivitis can lead to irreversible damage to your gums and jaw. Besides loosening teeth, periodontal disease is linked to a number of very serious systemic health risks including heart disease and stroke. Keeping your mouth healthy is a critical factor in maintaining well being for your whole body.
Warning Signs of Periodontitis Include:
- Patches of redness along your gum line
- Gums that bleed when you brush and floss your teeth
- Gum tissue that is swollen, shiny, mushy and dry to the touch
- Receding gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Loose teeth
If you think that you may have symptoms of gingivitis or periodontitis, make an appointment with our office today. We can diagnose the problem and determine how advanced the the disease is, and recommend the best treatment for you.