Gum Disease: The Silent Signs

Friday, October 30, 2015

Periodontitis is a gum infection that can cause serious harm to your gum tissue and jaw bone. Periodontitis increases your probability of having a heart attack, stroke, cause you to lose teeth, and many other health issues. 

Periodontitis is most commonly found in adults, this is known as chronic periodontitis. However, periodontitis can also affect children.

Our great community of Delaware, OH needs to know that our oral health can, and does affect our overall health.   You chances are better of reversing the damage, relieving the symptoms, as well as preventing further damage or other serious health conditions, he sooner you seek care for gum disease.

The best way to prevent periodontitis is to schedule routine oral wellness visits, brush and floss twice daily, and keep an eye out for the following symptoms:

- Swollen gums
- Red gums
- Your teeth appearing longer
- Sensitive gums
- Newly developed spaces between your teeth
- Teeth feeling loose
 
Periodontitis can cause you a lot of pain and can also lead to other health affects. However, there is good news - periodontitis is treatable. If you are concerned about gum disease you should schedule a visit to see Dr. Lechner today.

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