Gum disease is a severe oral health problem that will get progressively worse if left untreated. While gum disease can be very painful at its later stages, it can be painless in the beginning. If you are concerned that you may have gum disease, then Advanced Dental Arts can help. We have the top gum disease treatment services in Quincy and Norwell to help preserve your natural smile.
Signs of Gum Disease
While it can be, gum disease is not always painful. In the early stages, you may not be able to feel it. However, upon inspection, you may notice some early signs of the disease. Some of the symptoms to look out for include:
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Three Stages of Gum Disease
Gum disease is progressive and gets significantly worse over time. Incorrect or infrequent bruising and flossing leads to plaque buildup, which can harden into tartar if not removed. The plaque has bacteria that infect your gums, teeth, and even supporting gum tissue.
Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease, marked by dental plaque buildup at the gum line. This stage is essential for treatment because the disease can be reversed at this time since the connective tissue and bone that supports the teeth are intact.
Gingivitis can then turn to periodontitis, which irreversibly damages the supporting structures of your teeth. At this stage, the gums form a pocket below the gum line, further promoting plaque penetration. Professional intervention, including periodontal therapy, can often eliminate further damage.
If still left untreated, periodontitis will progress to advanced periodontitis. At this stage, your teeth become loose and can start shifting. Your bite and ability to speak, eat and communicate are affected, and teeth may require extraction.
Gum Disease and Gingivitis Treatment
The knowledgeable team at Advanced Dental Arts can help you prevent and treat gum disease. We have a full array of services, from professional cleanings to restoration that can help you at every stage of gum disease. We can stop your gingivitis in its tracks and help you preserve your smile. For the best gum disease and gingivitis treatment in Quincy and Norwell, MA, please schedule your appointment by calling us at 617-934-7419 or filling out the form on our website HERE.