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Will Your Teeth Become Victims of Diseased Gums?

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Periodontal disease is the leading cause of early tooth loss in adults. Because the first stage, called gingivitis, is often painless, you may not even realize you have it. Commonly known as gum disease, the condition develops when bacteria-laden plaque forms on teeth and is allowed to remain. As infection and inflammation progress to periodontal disease, gums recede and pockets of infection form around the gum line. Eventually, connective tissue and surrounding bone structure are destroyed. At this stage, you may lose your teeth. Your oral health may even affect other parts of your body. Researchers have recently identified possible links between poor gum health and medical problems like heart disease, low birth weight, and diabetes.

Gum Disease Symptoms

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums, especially when brushing
  • Gums that are pulling away from teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or unpleasant tastes in the mouth
  • Loose teeth
  • Changes in natural bite or in the way dentures fit

Periodontal Disease Risks

  • Genetics
  • Poor dental care practices
  • Teeth that are crooked or too close together
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal imbalances in women
  • Medications such as steroids, cancer therapies, calcium channel blockers, anti-seizure drugs and oral contraceptives
  • Use of tobacco

Gum disease can occur without any warning signs, which is why scheduling routine dental check-ups is so important. Treatment options depend on the type of gum disease and how advanced it has become. Keeping your teeth healthy and clean with twice-daily brushing, daily flossing, healthy eating habits, and professional dental care will prevent periodontal problems from causing early tooth loss.

If you have symptoms that suggest gum inflammation or infection, see your dentist as soon as possible. Early treatment of gum disease delivers the best results.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates of Cross Keys today at (443) 863-6394 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Baltimore. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Cross Keys, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Cross Keys.

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