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Early Gum Disease Can Still Do a Lot of Damage

Posted on 12/20/2019 by Todd Jorgenson
Early Gum Disease Can Still Do a Lot of DamageYou may have heard that the early stages of gum disease are more or less harmless, however, even at its earliest, gum disease can be detrimental to your oral health. Gum disease can be viewed as a spectrum; on the left end is the earliest stages and on the right end is serious gum disease which can cause tooth decay and jaw damage.

No matter where your gums fall at on the spectrum, there will be irreversible damage done to your gums, so it is important to prevent gum disease at all costs.

Part of the reason gum disease is so dangerous is because the gums lack the ability to regenerate new tissue. Once the tissue is damaged, there is no repairing it back to its natural state. After the damage has been done, the gums are more susceptible to bacterial infection because they may not sit properly against each tooth. Alongside the risk of bacterial infection, tooth decay is a serious concern when the gums are damaged.

How to Prevent Gum Disease

The simplest answer on how to prevent gum disease is to practice good oral hygiene. This means brushing and flossing at least twice a day and also making regular visits to our dental office every six months. By regularly visiting our office, we can get rid of plaque buildup on the teeth that no amount of brushing can get rid of. If left to sit, this plaque buildup can also cause gum disease.

At the earliest stages of gum disease, the most common symptoms are irritated and sensitive gums, red and swollen gums, and bleeding gums. If you have these symptoms, please contact our office as soon as possible. We will be able to set up an appointment for you and check your gums for disease. We will also offer solutions and tips to prevent further damage from occurring.

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