516314543Bleeding gums may be a sign that you are suffering from gum disease. Known as the “silent disease”, many patients are unaware they are suffering from this advanced dental health concern. Knowing the signs can help lead to an early diagnosis. Catching gum disease early is essential in keeping the disease from progressing. Severna Park dentists Dr. Lynn Morgan offer a holistic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease.

How Do I Know If I Have Gum Disease?

Knowing the early signs of gum disease can help stop the progression of the disease. If you believe you are experiencing the following symptoms, schedule an appointment with dentist Dr. Morgan.

  • Red, swollen or sore gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Persistent mouth sores
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Changes in the fit of dentures

How Did I Get Gum Disease?

Gum disease can be caused by more than just poor oral hygiene. Good oral hygiene and scheduling routine professional teeth cleanings at our Severna Park dentist office can help keep gum disease under control- but it may not be enough. There are many lifestyle and hereditary factors that may increase your risk of developing gum disease.

  • Smoking Tobacco
  • Genetics
  • Hormonal changes
  • Pregnancy
  • High Stress Levels
  • Medications or Medical Treatments
  • Teeth grinding
  • Poor nutrition
  • Diabetes

How Can Gum Disease Affect My Health?

Advanced gum disease can affect your oral health and cause other health concerns. When left untreated the bacterial infection that causes gum disease may spread. Recent studies show a strong link between gum disease and increased risk of serious health concerns.
Increased Risk of:

  • Loss of Teeth
  • Receding Gum Line
  • Deterioration in Jaw Bone
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Heart Disease
  • Low Birth Rate
  • Diabetes

How Do I treat Gum Disease?

Every patient is treated as individual at our Severna Park dentist office.  We will set aside time to have a conversation with you about your personal dental health concerns, aesthetic and cosmetic dental goals. They will take the time to educate you on what dental procedures can help give you the healthy, beautiful and functional smile of your dreams.

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