Do You Know if You Have Gum Disease?

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Gum disease is something that many people either don’t know they have or choose to ignore it.  The reason being as it may not be extremely painful for someone to take action or the effects of gum disease aren’t immediately felt or seen. Dr. Barry Levin has years of experience diagnosing and treating gum disease for the residents of Jenkintown and the greater Montgomery and Bucks County areas.

Healthy Gums Are Important

If you want to be able to have a functioning mouth meaning chewing, smiling and even speaking clearly then you need to have healthy gums.  They should be pinkish in color, have a smooth texture and form a tight seal around the roots of your teeth to protect them from any decay.

Signs of Unhealthy Gums

As explained before, the initial effects of gum disease may not initially be noticed until it is fully developed. Signs of unhealthy gums may include redness, puffiness, inflammation, receding gum lines and bleeding. If ignored, your gums can quickly become a major problem. Studies show that exposure to bacteria through the gums can have an effect on the heart.

If your gums are constantly bleeding, you should see your dentist right away.

On April 15th Dr. Barry Levin lectured at the Northeast Society of Periodontitis (NESP). Lecture titled, ” The Emerging Role of the Periodontist in Immediate Implant Therapy “

How to Prevent

It sounds simplistic, but doing regular brushing (at least twice a day) and flossing helps break up bacteria that form between the teeth. Also, using an antiseptic mouthwash helps kill bacteria above the gum line.

Call Your Local Periodontist Today!

If you are still looking for a periodontist contact the Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry today by calling us today and take the next step on regaining your confident smile! Proudly serving Jenkintown, Abington, Elkins Park, Cheltenham, Glenside, Willow Grove, Wyncote, Montgomery County, Bucks County and surrounding areas.