Do your gums bleed when brushing your teeth?
This could be an early warning sign of existing gum disease and should be addressed as soon as possible to avoid further damage or advanced disease.
Drs. Kush and Krutav Patel offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for all stages of gum disease in their Fullerton, CA dentist office.
Why Treat Gum Disease?
Often called a “silent disease”, gum disease can progress rapidly without detection and remains a leading cause of tooth loss today. In fact, many patients do not realize they have periodontal disease until they visit with us and we notice the common signs during a dental exam. Left untreated, gum disease will compromise the teeth and can result in a range of complex problems that may affect your dental and overall health and well being.
Dr. Kush Patel and Dr. Krutav Patel look for the common signs of gum disease during routine preventive dental care and offer appropriate treatment to restore a healthy smile. Common signs can include:
- Red, swollen gums
- Bleeding gums
- Loose teeth or shifting teeth
- Persistent bad breath (halitosis)
- Receding gums
- Changes in the bite or the fit of dentures
Gum disease has been scientifically linked in ongoing studies to the state of a patient’s overall health. Healthy gums provide a protective “barrier” between the many strains of harmful bacteria that enter the mouth and the bloodstream. When gum disease breaks down this barrier, bacteria that enters into the bloodstream can lead to inflammation and disease. Poor oral health is associated with an increase in both cardiovascular and systemic disease, raising the risk of incidence or the severity of disease when already present.
At Fullerton Craft Smiles, Drs. Patel place an emphasis on disease prevention and work with patients to maintain healthy gums as well as healthy teeth. For those suffering with chronic periodontal or overall health issues, we offer personalized advice and care to address your unique concerns and reduce the risks associated with persistent gum disease.
Schedule An Appointment
Are you concerned about the health of your gums? Call our dentist office in Fullerton at (714) 888-7008 or use our online request form and we will contact you shortly. Don’t let gum disease ruin your natural smile- we can assess your dental concerns and offer treatment tailored to your specific needs for a healthy, lasting smile.