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Gum Disease

At Dr. John Kostides DDS, we want our patients to live long, healthy lives, which is why we’re determined to keep your oral health in a peak state. You may think dentist visits are all about checking on your teeth, but the truth is that your gums can give us information about your overall well-being. We’re proactive about looking for signs of gum disease and treating it in the most effective manner when necessary. Our expert team is here to assess and address any potential threats to your gums so that you can enjoy life without missing a beat.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is a common affliction in both men and women of all ethnicities from teenagers to adults. Also called periodontal disease, it’s a slow but progressive swelling of the gingiva, which destroys the bone that supports your teeth. This bone can’t be regenerated once it’s lost. Occasionally, gum disease is concentrated on one tooth or localized in a single area of the mouth, but it can also affect all teeth.

What are the symptoms?

Gum disease is often painless until advanced stages, making regular checkups increasingly important for prevention. Initial symptoms may include swollen gums that bleed when you brush your teeth or odorous breath. As symptoms progress, teeth may begin to loosen, shift, and eventually fall out. Your body has to constantly fight the infection, which wears down your immune system. Periodontal disease can also lead to an increased risk of heart disease.

It may sound frightening, but early detection of gum disease can make a world of difference in your overall health. Give us a call and we’ll set up an appointment with Dr. Kostides and take progressive action towards reclaiming your wellbeing.

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