June 29, 2015
We don’t have to tell you how important it is to keep your oral health in great shape. Your overall health benefits greatly from a mouth that is as healthy as can be. But, much like life, things happen that can leave your oral health at risk. Gum disease is quite common in this country – roughly 80% of the population has some form of periodontal disease. This is an alarming number simply because general checkups and other procedures are in place to assist in diagnosing and treating gum disease. This disease is the result of inflammation of tissues that surround and support your teeth. Poor dental hygiene practices are usually the culprit behind why gum disease forms.
When you come to our office in Lincoln, NE, you’ll notice right off the bat that we take great care in treating your oral problems with professionalism and courtesy. Dr. Craig Vacek and the rest of our dental staff want you to know that your gum disease can be treated. You don’t have to fight this disease alone – we’re in your corner. Getting treated at our office is the first thing you can do in fighting back against gum disease.
“How Do I Know if I Have Gum Disease?”
This is a great question and one we hear quite often. First of all, it isn’t something that happens overnight – it’s the result of many factors. Though you may not feel any pain or notice signs in the late stages, we will know whether or not you’re dealing with a gum-disease problem.
Below are the symptoms to keep an eye out for:
- Gums that bleed as you brush and sometimes after
- Gums that are incredibly swollen and maintain a red hue
- Bad breath that won’t go away
- Gum line that has receded or is in the process of receding
- Pockets that form between the gums and teeth
- Changes in bite
This disease can be tricky because there could be no symptoms at all. This makes it doubly important that you come see us if you notice any changes in your oral health.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Gum disease can’t wait, especially if you’ve noticed any symptoms. The gums are the foundation that your teeth sit on, so it’s vital that we get to work on bringing your gums back to their proper health. We serve any and all patients in the Lincoln, NE area, and we invite you to come see us. We also extend services to those of you in Emerald, Malcolm and Denton.
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