Who Gives a Hoot About Gum Disease in Modesto?

added on: July 25, 2013

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At Vintage Dental in Modesto, we do! In fact, we’re going to devote the next few blogs to gum disease. We want all our patients to be aware of the signs of gum disease, and how important it is to prevent it, or treat it at the first signs.

Periodontal Disease

“Periodontal disease” is the technical name for gum disease, an infection of the tissues that support and surround your teeth. Gingivitis is early-stage gum disease and periodontitis is a more advanced and serious infection. Periodontitis can lead to loose, or even lost, teeth.

Signs of gum disease include:

      Gums that bleed during and after tooth brushing

      Red, swollen or tender gums

      Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth

      Receding gums

      Formation of deep pockets between teeth and gums

      Loose or shifting teeth

If you notice any of these symptoms, call us ASAP! Dr. Rick Rodig will determine if you have periodontal disease and recommend treatment options for you. Our first priority is to save your natural teeth. Restorative dentistry can work wonders, but there’s nothing like smiling with your own teeth.

Protect your health…prevent periodontal disease!

According to the National Institutes of Health, smoking is the #1 risk factor for gum disease. In fact, using tobacco makes treatment more difficult. It’s never too late to quit!

If you’re due for a regular visit, or have any concerns about your teeth and gums, give us a call at our Modesto dental office at 209-524-5044 today.

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