Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a serious oral condition that can severely impact your dental and overall health. At Szymczak Family Dentistry, our dentist and dental team are committed to treating and preventing periodontal disease to help you maintain excellent oral health. Periodontal disease begins with the buildup of plaque on the teeth; when the plaque is not removed and the condition goes untreated, periodontal disease can lead to gum loss, bone loss, and tooth loss. In addition, periodontal disease can contribute to a number of serious health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and pregnancy complications. The following are common symptoms of periodontal disease:
Swollen, tender gums
Red gums that bleed easily
Persistent bad breath
Receding gums or teeth that appear longer than usual
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, you may have periodontal disease. At our Glenville and Broadalbin, New York dental offices, we provide scaling and root planing, as well as gum surgery, to treat periodontal disease and help you return to optimal dental health. We encourage you to contact our dental offices today to begin improving your oral health.