Your gum health is just as important as the health of your teeth. Neglecting your gums can have cause complex dental issues like periodontal disease (gum disease). Dr. Robert Gauthier and Dr. Jeffery Davis help patients understand the importance of preventive care and keeping their gums healthy. At Russel Street Dental Associates, we strive to provide comprehensive, patient-focused dental care.
Preventive Dental Care In Worcester, MA
During your biannual comprehensive preventive care visits, we perform a thorough periodontal screening along with other dental screenings to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. We offer periodontal therapy to help restore the health of your teeth and gums after a gum disease. We use the comprehensive exam to catch any complex dental issues and develop a plan to help restore the health of your teeth. Leaving gum disease untreated can lead to the loss of your teeth or other complex dental issues. It’s important to schedule a comprehensive exam and visit a trusted dentist regularly.
Signs of Gum Disease
It is possible that gum disease displays no symptoms at all, which is why it is important to schedule regular visits to Russel Street Dental Associates so one of our trusted dentists can properly exam your teeth. For some patients, symptoms disease of gum disease is present and may take months for patients to notice a difference in their teeth.
- Bleeding Gums: Your gums may bleed while brushing or flossing, which can be a sign of gum disease.
- Loose or Shifting Teeth: Gum disease can cause the gums begin to pull away from the teeth, creating pockets which can loosen the teeth and cause your teeth to become loose or even shift.
- Receding Gums: Gum disease creates pockets in the gums which cause the gums to recede, causing the teeth to appear longer than they normally are.
- Bad breath: Bad breath can also be a sign of gum disease. Harmful bacteria caused by gum disease can cause patients to experience bad breath, even after brushing and flossing.
If you are noticing any of the symptoms above, feel free to visit our Worcester, MA dental office. Schedule an appointment online or call (508) 297-6270.