More than half of Americans will suffer from some degree of gum disease in their life and it is attributed to the number one cause for tooth loss in adults. Our gums are what help to hold our teeth in place. Neglecting your gums can lead to bleeding, recession, and premature tooth decay. Gum Disease is a serious periodontal concern that should be tended to by a periodontist as soon as you start to notice warning signs. Identifying and treating gum disease as early as possible can help to avoid lengthy and costly procedures.
Highly trained and experienced, Dallas area periodontist Dr. Bradley Dean offers complete periodontal care in our Plano, TX dentist office. Dr. Dean holds a Master’s Degree in Periodontics from Baylor College of Dentistry. He offers surgical and non-surgical periodontal treatments and will work with you to build a comprehensive dental treatment plan for your unique smile and periodontal needs.
Gum disease can vary in severity, and can progress if not properly treated. Gingivitis is a common and mild form that often causes irritation, bleeding and swollen gums. When gingivitis goes untreated, it can develop into periodontitis. Periodontitis is aggressive, and often leads to tooth loss. Gum disease has also been linked to an increased risk for developing overall health conditions as serious as strokes, heart disease and diabetes.
Gum Disease Signs & Risk Factors
Increased Risk Factors For Gum Disease
Poor Oral Hygiene
Use of Tobacco Products
Certain Medications- ask your doctor about any risk factors of the medications you are on.
Warning Signs Of Gum Disease
Swollen or Tender Gums
Gums Receding from Tooth Line
Change in Bite Alignment
Schedule An Appointment
If you think you are suffering from gum disease at any stage, make an appointment with Dr. Dean in our Dallas dentist office for a complete oral health check up and periodontal screening. Dr. Dean’s knowledge and training can catch your gum disease early and repair any deterioration that has already occurred.