Don’t Neglect Gum Disease Symptoms

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As Uptown Houston dentists, we see a number of patients with gum disease who either didn’t know they had it or who ignored gum disease symptoms. Gum disease doesn’t just put you at risk of tooth loss, which is bad enough on its own, but it puts your body at increased risk for a number of other diseases, too.

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The Importance of Oral Hygiene

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Brushing and flossing are the first defense against cavities but are also highly effective against gum disease. Whether you have milder Gingivitis symptoms or more obvious gum soreness, receding gums, a persistent bad taste in your mouth, or redness and sensitivity, a good oral care regimen and gum disease treatment are important. Gum disease doesn’t just happen to the elderly. Even your kids are at risk. The best approach is a combination of good oral hygiene and twice yearly visits to your dentist. If you have signs of gum disease, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits to monitor treatment progress.

 

Don’t Delay Gum Disease Treatment

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Neglecting gum disease symptoms will put you at risk for tooth loss and discomfort and you’ll also be at risk for other problems. Gum disease is increasingly being blamed for increasing the risk of certain cancers, of heart disease and stroke, and a long list of other health problems. It’s even being linked with cognitive impairment. There is a connection between the health of the mouth and the health of your whole body. Don’t delay gum disease treatment. See a Houston periodontist who can assess your gums and help you devise an effective treatment plan to move your teeth out of harm’s way as well as to reduce your chances of putting your overall health at risk.

 

Work with Uptown Houston Dentists Who Can Help Treat Gum Disease

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Dr. Thomas Hedge and Dr. Kathy Frazar can provide treatments for early to later stage gum disease. Many treatment options do not require surgery. Talk to us today at (713) 481-5666 about your gum disease symptoms. Don’t put your teeth and health at unnecessary risk!