Gum disease is no laughing matter. Sore and bleeding gums could be much more dangerous than you think. Periodontal disease has been directly linked to heart disease and shows just how connected your oral health and your overall health really are.
What is Periodontitis?
Periodontal disease is an infection in the gum, and the bacteria can work their way directly into your bloodstream. The heart is the pump of your body and therefore pumps the harmful bacteria through your body and eventually back through your heart.
Look through the following common symptoms of gum disease, periodontal disease or periodontitis:
- Halitosis, or persistent bad breath.
- A receding gum line.
- Loose teeth.
- Tender gums.
- Sensitive teeth.
- Red or swollen gums.
- Painful chewing.
- Bleeding gums.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, please come in and see us. We want you to know that our skilled team is prepared to treat your specific situation so you can stay healthy and well.
We Can Help You Have Healthy Gums
Periodontal disease is actually a very common ailment, but when it goes untreated, major problems can emerge. Dr. Brady Camp and our caring staff at Magnolia Park Dental will take their time with you and diagnose any issues you may be experiencing. Depending on the severity of the gum disease (periodontal disease), we will suggest a treatment plan that will return you to full oral health and remove concerns about long-term effects of periodontitis.
Call Us Today!
If you have any questions regarding periodontal disease, also known as gum disease or periodontitis, please feel free to call our office. Also, schedule a visit to come in and meet with us, even if you are not experiencing any symptoms of periodontal disease.
We will not only make sure your gums are in good shape, we’ll take care of the rest of your smile as well. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!