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What You Need to Know About Gum Disease

added on: August 17, 2015

Gum disease, or periodontitis, may be linked to heart disease and stroke. It may also make diabetes even more difficult to live with, and even cause you to lose your teeth.

But here’s the good news: With regular professional cleaning appointments, we spot gum disease early, when it’s easiest to treat.

Advances in dental treatments, like soft tissue lasers, make treating gum disease simpler, faster, and more comfortable.

We can even treat you with antibiotics if we need to.

So what should you look for?

You might have gum disease if…

  • your gums bleed when you brush or floss
  • your teeth wiggle
  • your gums are visibly pulling away from your teeth
  • your gums are red and inflamed (puffy)
  • you have mouth sores (not the kind caused by pizza cheese)
  • you have persistent bad breath

What should you do?

If you have any of the above symptoms, CALL US. We can help.