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Improving your oral health is not something you should take lightly. Even a single oral ailment can drastically hinder your teeth and gums for many years and potentially destroy your smile. A slow-acting but serious disease that can arise and destroy your smile is known as periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a progressive disease that slowly infects gum tissue. In order to keep your smile safe, always look for any symptoms of the disease.

Gum disease is a serious disease that can lead to numerous problems with the oral health. Fortunately, there are numerous signs and symptoms associated with it that are easily detectable. However, they are not always present.

If you are suffering frequent bleeding from your gums, especially during mealtime or while brushing and flossing, it may be linked to gum disease. Furthermore, if you have any changes or regular and uncharacteristic symptoms associated with gum tissue such as inflammation, swelling, or pain when chewing, it may be a sign of gum disease.

Other common symptoms of gum disease include the presence of pus and sores between your gums and teeth, the frequent return of bad breath, also known as halitosis, as well as tooth recession. If your teeth are extremely sensitive and are feeling extra moveable or out of position, or they appear to be pulling away from your teeth, it may be a result of gum disease. If you feel you are suffering from gum disease, visit your dentist for a comprehensive oral examination.

Don’t let your smile get left behind without first visiting with us to discuss gum disease treatments. If you would like to book an exam for gum disease treatments with Dr. Thomas Puschak and the rest of our team at Family Dentistry, you are welcome to call our dentist office at 781-863-8333 for an appointment in Lexington, Massachusetts.