Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the leading cause of tooth decay. Gum disease is also the most preventable oral health issue and can be altogether avoided by proper oral hygiene. However, for those who are already suffering from gum disease, early detection and intervention can reverse the damage that has been done. Many people are unaware that certain signs and symptoms are telltale signs of gum disease. Ignoring red, swollen gums that bleed after brushing is a dangerous choice because these symptoms are telling you that your gums need attention. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD offers his expertise in dental care for those diagnosed with gum disease in order to prevent serious side effects and to prevent the need for oral surgery.
Early detection of gum disease is very important in reversing the disease, and an appointment should be set up with a dentist immediately as soon as signs of gum disease are present. Once a dentist has declared that gum disease is in its early stages, it is time to begin working at reversing the disease. Beginning to properly care for the teeth is the very first step. Routine professional cleanings at a dentist’s office, brushing the teeth after each meal, and flossing every day are the three simple steps needed to reverse gum disease. In fact, it is the same three steps that prevent gum disease in the first place! Flossing between the teeth and just below the gum line will help to remove buildup that gets trapped in the gums and causes gum disease to develop. Rising with a mouthwash prescribed by a dentist is also important to help fight germs that cause gingivitis.
Together with your dentist you can reverse gum disease. Dr. Suway wants to partner with you to keep your mouth as healthy as possible. If you have started noticing that your gums are tender or bleed when you brush, contact the dental practice of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD to begin your track to a healthier mouth.