Greensboro patients treat their gum infection at Triad Dentistry!
Usually, the first thing that people notice about you is your smile. That is one reason good oral health is extremely important. Taking care of their teeth keeps our Greensboro patient’s smiles beautiful and free of gum disease, also called periodontal disease. At Triad Dentistry, Dr. Hatcher believes that prevention and education about gum disease are the keys to a healthy smile.
What are the signs of gum disease?
A healthy smile should always have light pink gums and be free from inflammation and infection.
The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis. Some signs that you’re experiencing gingivitis are red, inflamed gums, and bleeding when brushing or flossing your teeth. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should make an appointment with Dr. Hatcher, at Triad Dentistry in Greensboro, for an exam to be properly diagnosed and receive treatment. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress into periodontitis. It is a condition in which the gums begin to recede and bones begin to disintegrate. If your gum infection reaches this point, the only way to restore your smile is through treatments such as dentures or implants. That is why it is critical to address your oral health issues before they progress.
What causes gum disease?
One of the major causes of gum infection for our Greensboro patients is poor oral hygiene. Using tobacco products can also lead to gum disease. Other factors that can lead to gum disease are diabetes, certain types of medications, like steroids and cancer therapy drugs. Pregnant women may also experience an increased risk due to changes in hormones.
Periodontal disease can have serious consequences if not treated. If you are in the Greensboro area and have questions about gum infections or periodontal disease call Dr. Hatcher at Triad Dentistry today for a consultation 339-383-1482.