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Risks Associated with Gum Disease

November 12, 2021
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Posted By: Dr. Henry Huang
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Gum disease is a severe condition that can affect your oral health and your overall general health. Not only can gum disease increase the risk of tooth loss, but it can also lead to heart disease, pregnancy complications, and stroke. 

At Bethlehem Town Family Dental, Dr. Henry Huang and our team can help you maintain excellent oral health with preventive dental care and periodontal treatment. Treating and controlling gum disease is possible with our help! Please don’t hesitate to contact our Glenmont, NY dental office today. 

Common Gum Disease Symptoms 

  • Bleeding gums
  • Red or tender gums
  • Swollen or puffy gums 
  • Chronic bad breath (halitosis) 
  • Tooth mobility or loose teeth
  • Bumps or pimples on the gums 
  • Tooth or gum sensitivity 
  • Gum recession (gums that pull away from the teeth)
  • Painful chewing or biting
  • Change in how the teeth align or fit together

If you have any of these symptoms or you suspect you may have gingivitis, please pick up the phone and give us a ring at (518) 776-4939

Risks Associated with Gum Disease 

The earliest and most mild stage of gum disease is gingivitis, which results from bacteria inflaming and irritating the gums. If the infection spreads, it can enter the bloodstream and lead to systemic diseases or health complications, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart Disease 
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Respiratory infections
  • Pregnancy complications, including low birth weight

Gum disease can affect your oral health and overall general health, especially if it’s left untreated or uncontrolled. Fortunately, Dr. Huang can help maintain your gum health and manage gingivitis and advanced gum disease. When you come in for your appointment, Dr. Huang will perform a thorough oral health evaluation and develop a specific treatment plan just for you. 

Periodontal Treatment and Prevention in Glenmont, NY

At Bethlehem Town Family Dental, we create healthy smiles that last! Dr. Huang is highly skilled and experienced in providing personalized dentistry, including periodontal and gum disease treatments. 

If you need extra help staying on top of your gum health, why not give us a call? We are always available to assist you in your oral health needs, no matter what they may be! 

We look forward to supporting you on your journey toward optimal oral health.

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