Gum Disease

How Is Gum Disease Dangerous?

Gum disease is often attributed to lack of adequate oral care; however there are other reasons someone may suffer from gum disease, or periodontal disease , such as genetics, environmental and hormonal components. No matter what the cause, gum disease always requires treatment. Gum disease starts with gingivitis. Gingivitis is a reversible disease that involves the soft gum tissues and if left untreated, can progress to periodontitis. This stage is where the disease has broken down the supportin...

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The Steps of Treating Periodontal Disease

If you are experiencing receding gums, jaw pain, or loose teeth, you could be one of the many Americans living with gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Beware that by the time symptoms are showing, your gum disease is probably pretty far along, so be sure to get into our Eustis periodontist office as soon as you can! Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that damages the bone, soft tissue, and gums supporting the teeth. If left untreated, it can lead to serious complications a...

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What to Do About Receding Gums

Receding gums are usually associated with periodontal disease, an advanced form of gum disease. While gum disease affects nearly half of adult Americans between the ages of 3-65, it is often untreated until more serious symptoms present themselves. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent gum disease and treat it if symptoms have set in. Learn what your Eustis, FL periodontist Dr. Joseph P. Richardson can do to treat, heal and restore receding gums. What are Receding Gums? When your gums recede, th...

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Watch Out for the Subtle Signs of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease , also known as gum disease is a serious condition that could eventually lead to tooth or bone loss. Many people in America don’t even realize they have it during the early stages. However, if you know what to look for, a few signs can let you know that something isn’t right. Bleeding Gums If your gums bleed after brushing, for example, it is likely that your gum tissue is inflamed due to an infection caused by bacterial plaque. Coupled with chronic inflammation f...

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Healthy Gums: How to Prevent Gum Disease

Growing up and going to the dentist, it is almost guaranteed you have heard of gingivitis, but what exactly is it and how do you know if you have it? Gingivitis is the beginning stages of gum disease and if not treated can advance into periodontitis. Knowing how to prevent gingivitis and how to identify symptoms of it can help keep your mouth healthy. What Are Signs of Gingivitis? Gingivitis can have a few different symptoms depending on the severity. In the early stages, it appears as redness o...

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Do You Have Gum Disease? Signs of Periodontal Disease

According to a recent study done by the Center for Disease Control, just short of 50% of American adults have some form of gum disease , also known as periodontal disease. Many of those with gum disease aren’t even aware that they have it. In this article, we hope to educate our patients on periodontal disease and how we can help them attain better oral health. What is Gingivitis and Periodontitis? Gingivitis and periodontitis are the two most prevalent forms of gum disease. Gingivitis, wh...

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