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Gum Disease & Gingivitis

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Gum Disease & Gingivitis Treatment in Sachse, TX

According to recent reports, roughly 2 out of 5 American adults over 30 have some form of gum disease. Gum disease can range from simple inflammation caused by improper oral hygiene to a much more severe condition, leading to tooth loss and other health complications. Learn how to protect yourself against gum diseases like gingivitis or periodontitis by scheduling a periodontics appointment with our Sachse dentists at Lumi Family Dentistry.

Stages of Gum Disease

When it comes to oral health, gum disease is a common issue that affects many people. It is essential to understand the stages of gum disease to identify symptoms and seek proper treatment.

  • Gingivitis: The first stage of gum disease causes redness, swelling, and bleeding in the gums. Fortunately, this condition can be reversed through scaling and root planing if caught in time.
  • Periodontitis: If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, where pockets form between the gums and teeth and teeth may become loose. 
  • Advanced Peridontitis: The final stage is advanced periodontitis, which can result in tooth loss and bone damage. Symptoms of advanced stages may include chronic bad breath, receding gums, and a change in bite.

If you start noticing the signs of gum disease, it’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene and see a dentist regularly to prevent gum disease from worsening.

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Gum Health & Overall Wellness

It’s easy to forget about our gums when caring for our overall health, but taking care of your gums is more important than you might think. Gum disease can be linked to severe health problems like heart disease, stroke, and respiratory infections. Because gum disease affects the body’s immune system, it makes the body susceptible to other diseases and infections.

Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups can go a long way in maintaining healthy gums and promoting overall wellness. Therefore, to feel your best, you must prioritize your gum health just as much as the other aspects of your overall wellness.

We Treat Every Stage of Gum Disease

While teeth often steal the spotlight, our gums are just as important. Seek proven periodontal treatment in Sachse, TX, by calling (469) 777-4955 or messaging us. Lumi Family Dentistry looks forward to answering any questions you may have about gingivitis or gum disease as well as get your smile back on track.

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