Periodontal disease is more common than you might think. At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD, we treat patients with gum disease every day.
Some patients aren’t even aware they have it until we diagnose it. Fortunately, it can be treated, although as with most health issues, the sooner it begins, the better.
What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an inflammation or infection of the gums. It can be very painful in extreme conditions, and can limit your ability to eat normally. In some cases, periodontal disease can affect your smile, and can create cosmetic concerns.
If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause irreversible damage such as tooth loss. When caught early and treated, periodontal disease can be managed and, ultimately, cured. The best policy is to practice good dental hygiene, which is why we stress brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day.
One of the best ways to avoid periodontal disease is to get a regular dental check up at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD. If you don’t have a dentist, give us a call to schedule a check-up and cleaning. Schedule your next appointment with us today.
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