It may surprise you to know that a large percentage of Americans have gum disease and are in need of gum disease treatment. This is because in the early stages of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, there are often few to no symptoms—you may have gum disease and not even know it!
The problem with this is, in the beginning stages, any periodontal disease damage is reversible with gum disease treatment; however, as the periodontal disease progresses, your teeth can loosen and you may even lose your teeth. Once this happens, you may need to get more invasive and expensive dental health work as part of your gum disease treatment plan—including replacing any teeth that have been lost.
At Weinberg Dentistry, we care about you—your dental health as well as your overall health. We want to encourage you to implement the best health practices in your life and we will partner with you to help make your teeth, mouth, and smile the best it can be.
What Are the Symptoms of Periodontal Disease?
Though symptoms often don’t show up as soon as periodontal disease begins, the following are the most common symptoms:
- One of the first symptoms is, as the name suggests, problems with the gums. Gums may be puffy, red, or sore.
- Gum disease can cause your gums to bleed, often during or after you brush or floss your teeth.
- Periodontal disease can cause your breath to be bad or your mouth to taste bad often—and not because you have eaten strongly flavored foods.
- Periodontal disease can make your teeth loose and perhaps eventually fall out.
- If your gums recede—pull away from your teeth—you may have periodontal disease.
- If you wear dentures, and your dentures begin to fit poorly, you could have gum disease.
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms frequently, call us at Weinberg Dentistry to get a checkup today! We can tell you whether or not you have periodontal disease and how best to treat it.
Gum Disease Treatment in West Palm Beach
The best gum disease treatment is to take preventative steps to never get gum disease! However, if you do have it, there are steps you can take before it becomes serious.
The best gum disease treatment for our patients is gum disease prevention. This can be as simple as proper daily oral health care such as brushing and flossing.
By seeing your dentist regularly, every six months, he can give you a full oral health checkup. During this examination, he can check for periodontal disease and give you a cleaning, which can be your gum disease treatment prevention as well.
We also recommend that you eat healthy, limit sugary snacks, and drink water. Getting enough exercise, proper sleep, and the basic practices for the best possible overall health, can also be good insurance against periodontal disease.
Call Weinberg Dentistry for Healthy Teeth and Gums
If you are concerned that you have periodontal disease, call our office today! We care about your health and serve the surrounding communities!