If you are a Mechanicsville MD resident worrying about possible gum disease, you are not alone. Far from it.
About one of every seven adults between thirty-five and forty in the United States are affected by gum disease, according to national statistics. It is not something to ignore.
At St. Mary’s Dental we take gum disease seriously. Left untreated, it can lead to loss of bone and tissue that support the teeth.
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease. You will know you have it if your gums bleed easily and look red and swollen.
If this condition is not reversed, it can lead to periodontitis. With this condition your gums become loose and separate from the teeth, forming cavities that can become infected. This can spread to the bone that supports the tooth. If the bone is damaged, the tooth can be lost.
Gingivitis and periodontitis are both linked to things like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other potentially life-threatening conditions. Early detection is the best way to beat it.
At St. Mary’s Dental we strongly recommend daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental cleanings. This can stop gum disease before it starts.
If you show any symptoms of gum disease, come in to St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD, and we’ll get you started on treatment. We also provide general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry.
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