Gum Disease in Washington, D.C.

Gum disease in Washington DCYou may be suffering from symptoms of gum disease and not even know it. If you have more than one of the following symptoms, these are signs of gum disease.

  • Bleeding gums after brushing or flossing
  • Loose teeth that are starting to shift in the gums
  • Constant bad breath even after proper oral hygiene
Although it may not seem like a big deal, if you are suffering from bleeding gums, loose teeth or bad breath, you should seek gum disease treatment from your Washington DC periodontist, Dr. Steven Rice.

These are basic symptoms of gum disease that can occur when it is still in the beginning stages, such as gingivitis. Although joining efforts with Dr. Rice may help symptoms such as bleeding gums to lessen, if your teeth are loose and you are experiencing noticeable bad breath, you are likely in advanced stages of gum disease. You are at a risk of losing your teeth, experiencing heightened sensitivity to hot and cold foods and you likely have receding gums. The longer you wait the more treatments will be necessary to return your mouth back to a healthy state.

Not only does gum disease cause bleeding gums, loose teeth and bad breath, but its symptoms can also effect other parts of your body that you might not think of. Untreated gum disease can affect pregnancy, heart disease, stroke, pancreatic cancer, diabetes, and greatly impacts the health of your entire body.

Gum disease is caused by bacteria growing in the mouth, which develops when plaque builds up. In the beginning gums are red and inflamed and tend to bleed easily. Over time gum disease can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth, and this opens room for more infection. At this point gingivitis turns into periodontitis. This is when teeth are loose and seeking gum disease treatment from Dr. Rice is unavoidable.

Don’t suffer from these gum disease symptoms; seek treatment today!
If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, you may be suffering from gum disease. When caught early we can treat your gum disease and help save your teeth!

Click below to take the American Academy of Periodontology's Gum Disease Risk Assessment test to see if you may have or be at risk for gum disease.

Dr. Rice Periodontist

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