Depending upon your age, you may be suffering from a type of gum disease. Generally, it afflicts most adults that are 30 years of age or older. No one is immune to its damaging effects.
Also called periodontal disease, gum disease happens when plaque deposits build up around the tissues of the teeth and become infected. Despite popular belief, gum disease is very common. You might not even notice the infection when it sets in! It can go unnoticed because it may be painless, and the disease has a likelier chance of progressing if it is not caught early.
Left without treatment, gum disease is a sure way to lose teeth. It may be curtailed with proper brushing, flossing and dental care, but there are no guarantees that it will not occur to even the most consistent of brushers. Regular visits to your dentist are the best offense against this serious issue. Dr. Rosenfeld is trained to spot the early warning signs of gum disease and to take action.
So, the best course of action is to obtain the needed treatment as soon as you can to avoid a more intensive procedure. At Robert Rosenfeld DDS, we suggest that you watch for the signs listed below, any of which are signals of gum disease:
Eight Signs of Gum Disease:
– Receding gum line
– Bad breath that won’t go away.
– Teeth that are sensitive to cold and hot.
– Gums that bleed easily and frequently when brushing or flossing.
– Loose teeth.
– Tender gums that are puffy or swollen.
– A change in your bite, or in the fitting of your dentures.
– Discomfort when biting down or chewing.
Our dentist and his team have many years of professional experience treating periodontal disease (aka gum disease). You can trust our expertise and diagnosis for your dental care. For treatment of gum disease in Solana Beach, California, come in or make an appointment by calling at 858-755-1189.
We look forward to seeing you!