The Hidden Dangers of Gum Disease

If you have ever had painful or bleeding gums after you brushed your teeth, you might have assumed that you brushed a bit too hard or there was a piece of food stuck between your teeth.  Unfortunately instead that could be an indicator that you are suffering from advanced gum disease and if that goes without treatment, it can turn into periodontitis.  That is the number one cause of lost teeth in adults in this country.  Don’t let gum disease rob you of your beautiful smile.  Make an appointment to visit your dentist as soon as possible for a cleaning and thorough check up.  If you catch it early enough, you may be able to reverse the consequences.

Signs that you may be suffering from Gum Disease

* Red, puffy or tender gums
* Pain in your mouth
* Gums pulling away from your teeth
* Loose teeth or teeth that are pulling away from each other
* Signs of infection in your mouth like pus or a mucus pocket
* Sores in your mouth
* Bad breath
* A difference in your bite
* Your dentures or partial plate don’t fit properly

Gum Disease Prevention and Treatment

Yes, gum disease is an urgent matter, but it is treatable if you see your dentist quickly.  You can take the very best care of your teeth on a daily basis, but that does not take the place of regular dental visits.  Your dentist is able to remove plaque and tarter which can contribute to disease.  Taking that time can save you from pain later and from having to pay for expensive procedures to save your teeth.  There is skilled and professional treatments for gum disease in Cary, IL, so do not put off getting treatment.

Dr. Thomas J. Skleba, DDS, and Dr. Sarah S. Brewer, DMD of Cary Dental Associates, LLC, provide comprehensive care from general and cosmetic dentistry to dental implants. Visit us at