Protecting Your Smile: National Gum Care Month

Gum Disease, also known as periodontal disease, affects millions of Americans each year. American Dental Solutions focuses on National Gum Care Month since it’s a crucial time to bring awareness about this common but very overlooked condition. Let’s delve into what gum disease is, why it’s essential to prevent it, and the services available to help you maintain a healthy smile.

Understanding Gum Disease

Periodontal Disease is an infection of the gums caused by a buildup of plaque on the teeth that releases toxins and causes the gums to become swollen, and bleed easily. Gingivitis is known as the mild case of gum disease, and doctors can usually treat it easier.

How to Avoid Gingivitis:
  • Floss regularly to remove plaque.
  • Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day.
  • Visit your dentist routinely.

However, Periodontal Disease is much more advanced than Gingivitis. If Gingivitis is left untreated it will lead into periodontal disease. With Periodontics, the gum infection becomes more severe and invades below the gum line. As a result, this will create a reaction in which the body will start to break down the tissue and bone that support the teeth.

Warning Signs of Periodontal Disease:
  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Bad breath or taste that won’t go away
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Receding Gums
Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontal gum disease treatment is determined based on the severity of the case. First, a thorough periodontal exam is performed so a treatment plan can be put into place to control the infection.

Types of Gum Disease Treatment
  • Scaling and Root Planning
  • Antibiotic’s
  • Surgical Treatment
Visit Our Office

American Dental Solutions wants to help prevent gum disease and bring awareness to this important condition. Visit any of our 15 convenient locations in southeast Pennsylvania: six in Berks County, one in Chester County, two in Lancaster County, and six in Montgomery County.

Call 1-844-9Smiles or click here to schedule an appointment online!

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