Recognising The Signs Of Gum Disease Is Imperative

Periodontal disease (commonly known as gum disease) is a very serious condition which can cause you serious amounts of discomfort and pain. It is often dubbed as the silent disease as you have no symptoms or pain leading up to the latter stages of the disease and you often do not realise about it, and decide to get treatment until it hits a serious stage.

Recognising the signs of gum disease is imperative and you should always be on the lookout for such symptoms as bleeding and tender gums, increasing spaces in between your teeth, constant bad breath, mouth sores and receding gums from your teeth.

Any of these symptoms as one or together could be contributing to gum disease. It is known that in people between the ages of 25-54 untreated gum disease can increase the chances of a stroke by up to 50%. It can also lead to other serious health problems such as, diabetes, osteoporosis, premature birth, heart attack and Alzheimer’s, this is because the bacteria from the gum disease can get into your blood stream and obviously cause more serious conditions.

This can all be prevented and treated with laser gum disease treatment. Laser gum disease treatment or more specifically LANAP treatment, is the most effective and safest way of treating gum disease. The laser helps to remove diseased tissue, and while also destroying bacteria that causes gum disease. You will then have the root of your tooth cleaned of decay, and then the laser will clean the gums once more to ensure a clean and safe gum, free of disease.

If you’re concerned about the health of your gums and feel you may have symptoms of periodontal disease, then you should not hesitate to contact your dentist.

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