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Gum Disease: Common and Preventable

Periodontitis, most commonly called gum disease, is an infection of the soft tissue in your mouth that can destroy the bone that supports your teeth. If left untreated, teeth may loosen, and tooth loss can occur.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

The following are signs and symptoms of gum disease:

  • Red, tender or swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
  • Gums that have pulled away from teeth
  • Loose or sensitive teeth
  • Dentures that don’t fit
  • How Can I Prevent Gum Disease?

    Gum disease, although it is very common, can be prevented. If you follow the tips below, gum disease may be reversed.

  • Regular dental visits
  • Brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Flossing daily
  • Did you know?

    Gum disease is associated with a risk for the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Lung disease
  • If you are having issues with your gums, schedule a visit today. Oral health is vital to maintaining your overall health. We are here to help you prevent and treat gum disease. Give us a call at 803-904-9559 to schedule your exam today.

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