Gum disease is a gum tissue disorder caused by infections of your gums. Recognizing the signs and symptoms are crucial for stopping the disease. Are you plagued with swollen gums that are sore to touch and are of a deep red color? Do your gums frequently bleed when you eat or brush your teeth? Are your teeth loose or do your gums look like they are receding? Have your oral health habits begun to falter? Have you seen a change in your mouth and the state of your gums? Are your gums looking abnormally red and flush all the time? If so the chances are, you are at the early stages of gum disease.
Many behaviors in your life could also affect your likelihood of developing gum disease, including smoking or chewing tobacco, as well as illegal drug use. If you have any unhealthy habits, stop them as soon as possible. Even prescription drug use can cause gum disease if dry mouth is a known side effect.
No matter which option for your gum disease care you choose, Dr. Sid Tucker and our team at Hudson Valley Periodontics and Implantology will make sure that you receive the care and quality your smile requires. If you would like to come visit us at our dentist office in Bardonia, New York, please schedule an appointment at 845-623-6666. We will do our best to assist you in any way we can.