Gentle Dental of Blue Bell
790 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, Suite 103, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Preventing, Treating, and Reversing Gum Inflammation and Disease

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Gum disease affects millions of Americans of all ages. Among older adults, it is the number one cause of tooth loss. If you thought tooth loss and old age were synonymous, think again. You can protect your smile and enjoy it for a lifetime with simple daily dental care habits. Routine brushing, flossing, and visits to the dentist are all it takes to keep your smile healthy and intact throughout your entire life. If you want to protect your teeth, gums and jawbone from decay and disease, follow this guide to preventing, treating, and reversing inflammation of the gums and gum disease.

You may wonder what causes gingivitis. Periodontal disease begins with inflammation of the gums, also known as gingivitis. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of the disease. It presents with red, swollen, and bleeding gums. If left untreated, it can rapidly progress to full-blown gum disease, also called periodontal disease or periodontitis.

Periodontal disease leads not only to tooth loss, but is a significant indicator of total body health—patients suffering from periodontal disease have an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. You can prevent periodontal disease with proper daily dental care habits and routine visits to an affordable dentist. Brushing twice daily for a minimum of two minutes and flossing the entire mouth once daily can slash your risk of developing gum disease.

8 Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

  1. Red, swollen, tender, puffy gums
  2. Gums that bleed when brushing
  3. Receding gums
  4. Development of new spaces between your teeth
  5. Pus between and around teeth and gums
  6. Teeth that are loose in the socket
  7. Chronic bad breath
  8. Chronic foul taste in the mouth

If your gums are not firm, healthy, and pale pink, there is reason for concern and you should see your dentist in Blue Bell. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease and can be reversed if treated quickly and adequately. Brushing and flossing alone cannot treat or reverse gum disease—seek professional care. Allowing the disease to advance beyond basic inflammation can increase bacteria, infection, tooth decay, and eventually tooth loss. Once these conditions begin to set in, reversing the issue become more and more difficult. Seek help before the damage is irreversible.

Your oral health is a team effort between you and your dentist. Be certain to see your dentist twice a year for a deeper cleaning and advice on periodontal disease treatment.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Blue Bell, call Gentle Dental of Blue Bell today at (267) 439-4912 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Blue Bell. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Blue Bell, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Blue Bell.

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