One common misconception that many of our patients have is that it’s normal for your gums to bleed sometimes during regular brushing and flossing – this is FALSE. Your gums should never bleed. If they do, it is a sign of gingivitis, or early stage gum disease, and you should schedule an appointment at Whalen Dentistry right away before the disease progresses.
Gum disease is a common and dangerous infection of the gums that affects nearly half of the American adult population, while many cases remain undiagnosed. Left untreated, gum disease can have serious consequences for your oral and overall health.
Left untreated, gum disease can wreak havoc on not only your oral health, but your overall systemic health as well. Gum disease has been linked to and increases your risk for:
Dr. Whalen has established an outstanding periodontal program that has helped many of our wonderful patients avoid tooth and bone loss caused by periodontal disease. If you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease, or have noticed any of the above signs and symptoms, Dr. Whalen and our team can provide gentle, comprehensive, nonsurgical gum care and soft tissue therapy to help stop the progression of periodontal disease and prevent tooth and bone loss.
Take control of your gum disease before it’s too late. If you have any questions about periodontal therapy or would like to schedule a consultation with your Cornelius periodontist – Dr. Ryan S. Whalen at Whalen Dentistry – give us a call today at (704) 621-4454 – New Patients or (704) 655-2292 – Current Patients.