Do you have bleeding or pain when you brush or floss your teeth? Did you know that any time your gums bleed it is an indication that something is wrong? Even though some people think it is normal for their gums to bleed, it is actually an indication that you have a serious infection. Periodontal (gum) disease is preventable and can be reversible in its early stages.
What Are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?
The symptoms people experience from gum disease can vary widely from person to person. Some of the most common symptoms are:
- Bleeding gums
- Painful gums
- Mobile teeth
- Bad breath
- Swollen gums
- Red gums
You may have all, or just a few, of these symptoms. If you do and they persist, it would be worth having your gums checked out by Dr. Elaine Gonzales. At Ever Care Dental, we provide a full periodontal evaluation. After your exam, our dentist can discuss your condition and necessary treatment that can help get you back on track to excellent health.
Did you know that gum disease could cause more than just bad breath? Gum disease is linked to major conditions and diseases such as:
- Heart disease
- Low birth weight babies
- Respiratory disease
Your overall health is important to our Ever Care Dental team. That is why we will let you know immediately if something we see requires your attention. You could save money, time, and complications by treating periodontal disease early.
If periodontal disease is left untreated, it could result in the need for gum grafting, extractions, tooth replacement therapy, or complications for other medical conditions. Fortunately, at our Gramercy District dental office, we are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease.
How Is Periodontal Disease Treated?
Periodontal disease can be reversible in its early stages, and that is why Dr. Elaine Gonzales places such a high emphasis on prevention and diagnosis. If she sees the early signs of periodontal disease, she will make sure to discuss techniques to gain control of the infection before it spreads.
We know that people stay away from the dentist for a wide variety of reasons. From dental phobias to financial concerns, life can get in the way of regular dental visits. By making an appointment in our office, no matter how long it has been since you have seen a dentist, you are making an excellent decision for your health.
At Ever Care Dental, we will provide the type of dental cleaning that will be just right for your level of health. If you have some catching up to do, we can help you to get back on track. Our commitment is to keep you comfortable while gaining control over your infection and restoring your overall health and wellbeing.
Call Ever Care Dental for a Full Periodontal Evaluation
Whether you are a new or existing patient, we welcome you to contact us if you have any of the symptoms of periodontal disease. Our dental office is conveniently located between the Gramercy and Flatiron Districts in New York City. We currently welcome new patients to our practice.