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Gum Disease
Westwood, NJ

Dentist holding model of teeth and gums at Westwood Periodontics in Westwood, NJGum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common but potentially serious condition affecting many individuals. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), nearly half (46%) of all adults aged 30 years or older show signs of the disease, which involves inflammation and infection of the gums and can affect the bone that supports the teeth.

As an expert in the field of periodontics, Dr. Gupta's offers a range of treatments, services, and education that prevent, address, or correct gum disease.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease can manifest in several ways. Common symptoms include red, swollen, or tender gums, bleeding while brushing or flossing, receding gums, persistent bad breath, and loose teeth. Early detection of these symptoms is crucial for effective treatment. Understanding these signs helps in initiating timely care and preventing the progression of the disease.

How Is Gum Disease Treated?

The treatment of gum disease varies based on its severity. Initial steps often involve non-surgical methods such as professional dental cleanings, scaling, and root planing. In more advanced cases, surgical interventions like pocket reduction surgery or bone grafting may be necessary. Treatment plans are tailored to each patient's specific condition and needs.

Consequences of Periodontal Disease

If left untreated, gum disease can lead to significant dental consequences including loosening of teeth, opening of spaces between teeth, shortening of teeth, gum recession, and an increase in cavities.

Mouth Body Connection

Controlling inflammation is the way doctors now treat chronic illnesses like heart disease and diabetes. One of the main sources of inflammation in the human body is gum tissue. Studies now show that coronary blockages contain the same oral pathogens found only in gum disease.

Numerous studies have shown a significant connection between oral health and diabetes as well. It is scientifically proven that more control over gum disease is correlated with lower A1-C levels.

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