If you are a worried about inflamed gums, it could be a sign of gum disease. Don’t ignore these symptoms. Make an appointment with Vitangeli Dental in Englewood OH.
About one in seven people between the ages of 35 and 40 have some form of gum disease. The older you are, the greater the risk.
At Vitangeli Dental we take gum disease seriously. Left untreated, it can lead to loss of bone and tissue that support the teeth.
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease. You will know you have it if your gums bleed easily and look red and swollen. If this condition is not reversed it can lead to periodontitis. With this condition your gums become loose and separate from the teeth forming cavities that can become infected. This can spread to the bone supporting the tooth. If this is damaged, the tooth can be lost.
Just as ominous, gingivitis and periodontitis have both been linked to a greater risk of things like diabetes, osteoporosis, and heart disease.
The good news is that gum disease is preventable, and the best way to prevent it is a good dental health routine. We recommend daily brushing and flossing and regular cleanings at our office.
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