Good oral hygiene and regular dental care is key to preventing gum disease. The prevention and treatment of diseases affecting the periodontium has become increasingly important, as patients are keeping their teeth longer. Periodontal disease refers to all diseases of the periodontium, or supporting tissues of the teeth.
At Lana Rozenberg, D.D.S. in NYC, our goal is to provide periodontal therapy that will stop the progression of periodontal disease and preserve the development and arrangement of your teeth. We’ll consider your overall health, age, preferences and ability to control plaque in order to determine your restorative and periodontal needs.
Common signs of gum disease include:
- Gums that bleed when brushing or flossing
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Receding gums
- Loosening/mobility of teeth
- Shifting of teeth and changes in bite
- Teeth sensitivity to hot and cold
- Pain when chewing
To avoid gum disease, it is important to maintain proper dental hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily. Routine check-ups with Dr. Rozenberg and professional cleanings every six months are an easy way to prevent gum disease.
FAQs About Periodontal Disease:
Why Should I Worry About Periodontal Disease?
Healthy gums play an important role in maintaining a healthy body. Periodontal disease is actually a bacterial infection, which can enter the bloodstream and travel to major organs. It can also lead to other serious health problems, such as respiratory diseases, diabetes and osteoporosis. Talk to Dr. Rozenberg about caring for your periodontal disease to prevent further health issues.
Are There Links Between Heart Disease And Periodontal Disease?
Yes. Researchers have found that individuals with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease than those without periodontal disease. These researchers believe that bacteria enters the blood stream and attaches to fatty plaque in the coronary arteries. This plaque causes clots that obstruct blood flow and can lead to heart attacks.
For more information about periodontal disease, contact Dr. Rozenberg and the staff at Lana Rozenberg D.D.S. at (212) 265-7724 or click here to schedule a consultation online for our New York City Dental Office.