Gum DiseaseDon’t let Gum Disease go untreated
Don’t let Gum Disease go untreated
What is Gum Disease?
How do I know if I have Gum Disease?
Gum disease signs and symptoms include:
- Red, swollen, or puffy gums
- Gums bleed when brushing or flossing
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath
- Unpleasant taste or odor in the mouth
What happens if Gum Disease goes untreated?
Some of the most common and dangerous misconceptions about gum disease are:
- “Everyone’s gums bleed sometimes”
The fact of the matter is, gums should never bleed. If they do, this is a warning sign of gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease. If your gums bleed when brushing or flossing, you should contact your Destin dentist, or Panama City Beach dentist as soon as possible.
- “They’re just my gums, no big deal”
While the gums may be small in scale, the truth is, the mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body. If left untreated gum disease can have devastating effects on not just your oral health, but your overall and systemic health and wellness. Some long-term effects of gum disease include:
- Tooth loss
- Gum recession
- Loss of bone
- Can contribute to or intensify systemic issues like diabetes and heart disease
If you or a loved one has noticed any of the signs and symptoms of gum disease mentioned above, please don’t wait to seek treatment. Gum disease is easily preventable, and treatable, so please give us a call at The Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment. Call your Destin dentist at 850-810-0300 or your Panama City Beach dentist at 850-810-0600.
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|Monday||8:00am - 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 5:00pm|
|Thursday||7:00am - 3:00pm|
|Friday||7:00am - 3:00pm|
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