Are you aware of the dangers gum disease can have on your oral health? Gum disease is a term many people have heard, but fewer understand the seriousness of this condition. That is why Drs. Fischer and Fischer in Centreville, Virginia, are here to talk to you about this serious condition and why it should be avoided and treated when necessary.
Gum disease is an infection in your mouth that seeps into your gums which support your teeth. Did you know, gum disease is a key factor in tooth loss among adults? Well, it’s true! In many of these cases, gum disease has no pain, so it is difficult to see it if you have it yourself. However, there are warning signs such as persistent bad breath, red or swollen gums, tender gums that bleed easily, any change in tooth alignment, or teeth that seem to separate from the gums. If you have any of these signs or symptoms, please come into our office right away, so we can help you treat this condition.
Gum disease is often activated by things such as poor oral hygiene, diabetes, tobacco of any kind, pregnancy, and even some medications can lead to situations like dry mouth, which can also lead to gum disease. That is why the action of brushing and flossing your teeth each day is essential to maintaining oral health.
If you think you might have gum disease or know it’s time for a dental checkup, please call Fischer Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today at 703.994.4626 to set up an appointment. Our team is trained to identify gum disease and is happy to help you reverse it.