Several factors contribute to periodontal or, gum disease. This includes plaque buildup, heredity and lifestyle choices. The most common and controllable factor is bacterial plaque. Gum disease is a common cause of tooth loss and Crosspoint Family Dental in the Billerica, MA area can help.
Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease – Billerica, MA
Everyday, you take steps to prevent gum disease. Make sure you brush and floss consistently (at least twice a day), use an antimicrobial mouth rinse daily to help control plaque and schedule regular appointments with us.
Through proper preventative care and oral hygiene, you can avoid problems associated with gum disease. Symptoms of gum disease include:
- Red, swollen gums that are tender and bleed during brushing and flossing
- Constant bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
- Receding gum line or gums that are pulling away from your teeth and forming pockets
- Changes in your bite or teeth alignment
- Loose teeth
By scheduling regular dental appointments, Dr. Peysakhov and Dr. Turkenich can detect periodontal problems before the gums and bone supporting your teeth are damaged. Our doctors will perform a professional exam while examining your gums for any gum disease.
Don’t Wait for Gum Disease
Besides tooth loss, gum disease has been linked to the development of issues such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and pre-term low birth-weight babies. To schedule a cleaning or if you think you may have gum disease, contact Crosspoint Family Dentist in the Billerica, MA area to schedule an appointment. We can be reached at (978) 459-6467.
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