You might be a diligent brusher and flosser, but if you have been skipping out on routine dental examinations and cleanings, you might have developed gum disease. Gum disease often creeps up on people before they know it, and by the time they start showing signs and symptoms, it’s often too late to reverse the condition. For many people, there are no symptoms when the disease is in its earliest stages, so the only way they can be sure their gums are healthy is by visiting the dentist.
Gum disease treatment is available at our Erie, PA dental practice, Lake Erie Dental. Don’t put off routine visits to the dentist. Call Dr. Kevin Sambuchino to make an appointment today!
The Signs of Gum Disease
Sometimes gum disease is present with no symptoms. But when symptoms start showing up, they usually do with these signs:
- Bleeding gums after brushing and flossing
- Swollen gums
- Persistent bad breath that won’t go away even after brushing
If your gum disease is in a more advanced stage, you might have pockets of pus forming along the gum line and your teeth might seem longer because gums have begun to recede.
Treatment for Gum Disease
In many cases, a deep cleaning is adequate to manage your gum disease. But in some cases, where the disease is further advanced, laser therapy might also be needed.
Don’t put off seeking treatment for gum disease. Because gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss among American adults, it’s crucial that you seek treatment.
Call Lake Erie Dental
Has it been a while since your last dental examination and cleaning? At Lake Erie Dental, you’ll find that we are a judgment-free zone—regardless of when your last dental appointment might have been. We can’t change what happened in the past, but we can set you on the right course for the future.
Call our Erie, PA dental office for an examination to find out if you need treatment for gum disease. We look forward to seeing you!