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With proper care, periodontal disease can be prevented. Unfortunately, our diets don’t usually lead to a gum-disease-free oral cavity, so we need to take other precautions and be more cognizant of gum disease and its effects. Here’s a quick rundown on gum disease for you.

Whenever you come into our office, we’ll inspect your mouth to see if you have gum disease. To determine whether you might have gum disease, Dr. Sid Tucker can do a few different things. They will first inspect your medical history and see if there are any factors (such as smoking) that could have likely contributed to the onset of gum disease. They can also check your oral cavity for signs of tartar accrual, bacterial pouches on the gums and swollen or bloody gums, and they may also measure the space between your teeth. Finally, Dr. Sid Tucker may endorse X-rays in some cases to look at bone loss.

Fighting periodontal disease is important for a number of reasons. Firstly, periodontal disease can eat away at your chompers, gums and bones. An oral cavity with periodontal disease is not a healthy mouth. Secondly, not only does periodontal disease affect your oral cavity, but it can also affect the rest of your body; bacterial infection from gum disease may be a contributor to heart and lung diseases, so do your best to prevent it or treat it.

A large part of dealing with gum disease is making regular visits to a dentist’s office. When was the last time you visited the Hudson Valley Periodontics and Implantology team in Bardonia, New York? Give them a call now at 845-623-6666 to pencil in your next appointment with Dr. Sid Tucker and keep your oral health on track.