Gum Disease And Your General Health

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The more medical and dental researchers look into gum disease, the more they see links to other illnesses, such as heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and at-risk pregnancies.

Is gum disease the cause of these illnesses, or is it a symptom of the conditions? Researchers aren’t sure, but what is indisputable is that it makes sense to take care of your gums!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50% of adults over the age of thirty have some form of gum disease, and the rate rises to 70% for people over the age of sixty-five.

At our dental office, we offer complete periodontal care, including the following:
• screenings for periodontal disease
• periodontal deep cleanings and root planings
• gum disease surgery

For periodontal cleanings, root planings, and gum surgery, we also offer sedation options (IV sedation, conscious sedation, and nitrous oxide), all of which make it easer to tolerate treatment.

Signs of gum disease include:
• bleeding gums
• loose teeth
• bad breath
• swollen or red gums
• changes in your bite
• tender gums
• painful chewing
• receding gums (which can make your teeth look longer)

If you have questions about your gums, or to schedule a free dental consultation, please call or send an e-mail,