Gum disease (also known as gingivitis) begins with bacterial growth in the mouth and, if not properly treated, can lead to tooth loss due to tissue destruction surrounding the teeth. Plaque is the primary cause of gum disease. Plaque is tartar build up that can eat away at the enamel of the tooth and cause infection in the gums. If plaque is not removed by regular flossing, brushing and dental cleanings it can spread throughout the mouth and cause an overwhelming amount of damage. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD has over thirty years of dental experience and can help patients both prevent and treat gum disease. With state of the art, non-surgical options in advanced dentistry, Dr. Suway can treat this condition that affects millions of Americans.
Symptoms of gum disease should not be ignored. At first, gum disease may progress without people being aware of it, but knowing what to look for can help patients become aware of the health of their own mouths. Gums that bleed while brushing are a good indicator that they are in the first stages of gum disease. Once gums become swollen and tender, it is apparent that the disease has begun to move into a more aggressive stage. Receding gums, loose or shifting teeth, and the formation of deep pockets between the teeth and gums are all signs that gum disease has become very serious. It is important that patients visit Dr. Wayne Suway upon the very first indication that there may be something wrong with their gums. Early treatment typically means a faster and full recovery.
Treatment for gum disease will vary from patient to patient depending on the severity of their condition. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD will use his experience and expertise to identify the stage of the disease and the best treatment option to correct it. If you are experiencing symptoms and signs of gum disease don’t wait any longer to call for an appointment. When gum disease is caught early, further damage can be prevented.