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Did you know that gum disease can lead to bad breath, swollen and bleeding gums, and even sensitive teeth? Would you be surprised to learn that gum disease can lead to a number of serious issues, such as shifting or even missing teeth? Luckily, there are a few things you can do to avoid gum disease. But even if you do everything you can, issues such as illnesses or genetics could still lead to gum disease, which could become more serious if it isn’t addressed.

If bacteria gets beneath your gum line you could have to cope with a gum infection known as periodontitis. Sadly, periodontitis can lead to a number of serious issues. In fact, if you have periodontitis, your gums and the ligaments that hold your teeth in place could be damaged. As you may have guessed, this issue can eventually lead to tooth loss. Periodontitis can only be properly treated by a dental professional.

You should also know that if gum disease gets too serious, you may need surgery to reverse it. Fortunately, there are a number of treatments you can consider before surgery becomes a necessity. Improved oral hygiene could be enough to address gum disease. Often, a routine cleaning is enough to help you prevent or fight off gum disease. In more severe cases, our team could recommend a deep clean, which is also called scaling and root planing.

Please remember that gum disease is relatively easy to treat if it’s caught early. This is one reason it’s important for you to visit our team once every six months. If you are interested in learning more about how you could prevent or address gum disease, or would like to schedule an appointment with us, we invite you to contact Kelner Periodontics LLC at 732-587-6740. Dr. Danielle Kelner and our team are excited to hear from you soon.