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Keeping Periodontal Disease Under Control

Keeping Periodontal Disease Under Control

Keeping Periodontal Disease Under Control

Dr. Victoria Yeager and Dr. Daniel Yeager have been helping people just like you keep periodontal disease under control.

Unfortunately even those who have impeccable brushing and flossing skills may still have to deal with gum disease, specifically periodontitis.

What is Periodontal Disease?

The most serious type of gum disease, periodontitis is not curable and comes on the heels of gingivitis, which is both controllable and curable.

According to Inspired Smiles periodontal disease destroys the bone supporting your teeth. This will lead to loose teeth and eventual tooth loss.

While periodontitis is extremely common, it is preventable. As previously mentioned, periodontal disease is usually caused by poor oral hygiene habits. However, genetics can also play a huge role in the problem.

Periodontal Disease Symptoms

Your dentist in Richmond explains that for some there are no symptoms of periodontitis, but others may notice the following:

  • Puffy and Inflamed Gums
  • Purple, Bright or Dusky Red Gums
  • Chronic Bad Breath
  • Gums are Tender to the Touch
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Spitting Blood after Brushing and Flossing
  • Pus and Bacteria between your Gums and Teeth
  • Loose Teeth
  • Lost Teeth
  • Pain when you Chew
  • New Spaces between Teeth
  • Receding Gums
  • Change in Bite

Preventing Periodontal Disease

Of course, the best way to prevent periodontal disease if you are prone to it is to schedule regular dental checkups in Richmond.

When you see Dr. Daniel Yeager and Dr. Victoria Yeager on a regular basis you are keeping gum disease under control. You are also preventing gingivitis from becoming periodontal disease.

While gum disease is most commonly caused by poor habits the following could be to blame as well.

  • Gingivitis
  • Poor Oral Habits
  • Chewing or Smoking Tobacco
  • Hormone Changes with Menopause and Pregnancy
  • Vaping
  • Marijuana Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Genetics
  • Vitamin C Deficiency
  • Medications that Cause Dry Mouth
  • Certain Diseases such as Leukemia and HIV/AIDS
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Crohn’s Disease

Overall and Oral Health

If left untreated it isn’t just tooth loss that you will deal with. Periodontal disease also enters the blood stream leaving your entire body at risk.

Your periodontal disease dentist in Richmond explains that it has been linked to coronary artery disease, stroke, heart attack and respiratory diseases.

The only way to prevent and control gingivitis and periodontitis is to schedule regular dental checkups in Richmond.

Having a regular deep cleaning schedule with Inspired Smiles will help keep gum disease at bay as well.

Call and schedule a dental checkup in Richmond. Your teeth and gums will thank you for it. Send a direct message and schedule your appointment today.