Don’t let an infection in your mouth go untreated. Come to Wagner Dental for your annual periodontal exam. An infection in the mouth is as urgent an issue as an infection anywhere else on the body. Wagner Dental in Las Vegas, Nevada makes gum disease prevention and treatment a priority.
Research has shown a strong link between the health of your mouth and the rest of your body. The team at Wagner Dental stresses the importance of brushing, flossing, and coming in for a periodontal assessment annually in order to stay as healthy as possible.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease is caused by the growth of bacteria on the teeth and gums. Bacteria are present both above and below the gum line. The bacteria feed on sugars and produce acidic toxins that can irritate your gums. Your gums may swell or bleed easily when irritated.
Over time plaque hardens into tarter, which can irritate gums so much they begin to pull away from the teeth. If left unchecked gum disease can lead to tooth loss as well as other systemic issues like heart disease and stroke.
If you notice signs of gum disease listed below, come in and let Dr. Wagner and his highly skilled team take a look. Gum disease is preventable and treatable, the sooner we catch it, the better.
Signs of gum disease
If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, or if you find that you are unable to get rid of bad breath, it may be a sign of gum disease.
Symptoms to watch out for:
- Red or puffy gums
- Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath
- Unpleasant taste in the mouth
What happens if gum disease goes untreated?
If left untreated gum disease can be devastating to not just your oral health, but also your overall health. Make sure to get in to our office to schedule your regular checkup with Wagner Dental.
Some long-term effects may include:
- Loss of teeth
- Recession of gums
- Loss of bone
- Can contribute to or intensify systemic issues like diabetes and heart disease
Gum disease treatment can repair damage and restore your oral health with little discomfort. Your oral health and systemic health will benefit from a visit to our compassionate and skilled team. Give us a call today at (702) 878-5599 or schedule your appointment online.