According to the CDC, gum disease affects over half of the American population over the age of 30. While you might think gum disease is not a serious problem, it can be a major issue if left untreated. Gum disease can affect those that don’t care for their teeth correctly as well as those that do. Gum disease is an infection in the gums that can spread quickly. If left untreated, it can cause receding gums that no longer are able to hold teeth properly and it can also cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. Your Saginaw, MI dentist, Dr. Gregory Herzler, can help you to determine if you do have gum disease and discuss a treatment plan.
There are several signs of gum disease that you don’t want to ignore such as the following:
- Bleeding of the gums when brushing or at other times
- Unusual or unfamiliar taste in your mouth
- Chronic bad breath that doesn’t go away
- Swollen gums that are inflamed
- Painful gums when touched
- Red gums or gums that appear red as well as white in some locations.
If you have experienced any of these symptoms, or if it has been a while since you last visited us, it may be time to give us a call.
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Don’t wait to seek help from a professional if you suspect that you might have gum disease. The longer you wait for treatment the less likely you will be able to get your gums back in good health before your teeth are adversely affected. Contact Dr. Gregory Herzler, your Saginaw and Saginaw Township, MI, dentist, today at (989) 793-7733 to schedule an appointment. Our experts can put you on the right track to recovery and to having the healthy gums that you need to maintain the health of your teeth.