Unhealthy Gums Can Ruin

Your Smile & Overall Health

The Bad Bacteria That Causes Gum Disease Doesn’t Just Threaten Your Teeth & Gum Line,
But May Also Increase Your Risk Of Heart Attack & Stroke.

The First Signs Of Gum Disease After Often Invisible

One of the most significant threats to your oral health is gum disease. The bacteria that feed on the sugars in your mouth clump together to form a sticky substance called plaque. Bacteria are often hard to spot at first, letting them grow and damage your gums without you even realizing it.

Acids released by this bacteria build-up are harmful to your oral health and weaken your teeth’s protective enamel. If left untreated, it can cause painful inflammation of your gums, known as plaque-induced gingivitis.

Leave it untreated for too long and you may be in trouble. Gingivitis can quickly develop into the gum disease known as periodontitis, which can cause irreversible damage to your teeth, gums, and even your overall health.

The Dangers Of Gum Disease Go Beyond Your Oral Health

Who would’ve thought that a little bacteria left on your teeth could increase your chances of heart disease and stroke? Yet this is what multiple studies have found. According to the NCBI (National Center For Biotechnology Information), there is a link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease, with an increased risk between 20% and 180%.

Warning Signs Of Gum Disease

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you may have some form of gum disease and should contact your dentist as soon as you can.

  • Red, swollen, or inflamed gums
    Gums that bleed easily, especially when brushing
  • Visible plaque build up on your teeth
    Sores inside your mouth
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Infection or pus-filled abscesses
    Receding gum line
  • Teeth are loose or begin to space further apart
  • You notice your bite is different or feel your teeth have moved

The Dangers Of Gum Disease Go Beyond Your Oral Health

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Who would’ve thought that a little bacteria left on your teeth could increase your chances of heart disease and stroke? Yet this is what multiple studies have found. According to the NCBI (National Center For Biotechnology Information), there is a link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease, with an increased risk between 20% and 180%.

Warning Signs Of Gum Disease

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If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you may have some form of gum disease and should contact your dentist as soon as you can.

  • Red, swollen, or inflamed gums
    Gums that bleed easily, especially when brushing
  • Visible plaque build up on your teeth
    Sores inside your mouth
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Infection or pus-filled abscesses
    Receding gum line
  • Teeth are loose or begin to space further apart
  • You notice your bite is different or feel your teeth have moved

The Stages Of Gum Disease That Lead To Periodontitis

The field of periodontics deals with treating the supporting structures around your teeth, your gums in particular. There are multiple stages of gum disease, and if detected early enough, it's easily treated with very little risk of permanent damage.

Gingivitis

Gingivitis occurs when plaque build-up causes gums to be overly sensitive, swollen, or bleed easily. Bleeding gums are an early indicator something isn’t right.

The good news is that gingivitis is easily treated and reversed with regular check-ups and standard dental treatments. Dental visits along with good oral health practices at home will ensure gingivitis doesn’t turn into periodontitis.

Periodontitis

Leaving gingivitis untreated eventually causes your gums to pull away from your teeth, leading to holes and gaps in your gum line. Bacteria love the safe and inviting gum pockets, where they set up shop and multiply. The bacteria quickly cause infections which lead to the deterioration of the bone that holds your teeth.

Teeth Loss

Without immediate intervention, your gums start to lose their grip on your teeth and can no longer hold or support them. Eventually, your teeth will need to be pulled or may fall out on their own.

If this sounds scary, that’s because it is. The good news is that scheduling regular visits will stop the problem at the earliest stages, never allowing the bacteria to develop into gingivitis and periodontitis. It’s important to remember that it’s never too late to get the treatments necessary to save your teeth.

Schedule an appointment with Revive Dental today. If we see signs of trouble, we’ll explain what needs to be done to reverse the damage and act quickly, restoring your smile to a happy and healthy state. 

Treatment & Prevention Of Gum Disease

The best way to prevent gum disease in the first place is by practicing good oral health at home. Ensuring you’re brushing twice a day (for 2 minutes each) and flossing once per day is the best way to rid your mouth of the harmful bacteria that causes gum disease.
 
Don’t wait until the problem becomes serious and potentially irreversible. The health of your teeth, gums, and heart is on the line.

Schedule a visit to Revive Dental today and treat your oral issues now.

Treatment & Prevention Of Gum Disease

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The best way to prevent gum disease in the first place is by practicing good oral health at home. Ensuring you’re brushing twice a day (for 2 minutes each) and flossing once per day is the best way to rid your mouth of the harmful bacteria that causes gum disease.
 
Don’t wait until the problem becomes serious and potentially irreversible. The health of your teeth, gums, and heart is on the line.

Schedule a visit to Revive Dental today and treat your oral issues now.

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