The Harmful Truth of Gum Disease

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Are you aware of the unfortunate truth of gum disease? Our dentist, Dr. Shuyuan Julian Yang with Shuyuan Julian Yang, DDS in Parsippany, New Jersey, is an expert when it comes to your oral health and happy to help you understand this severe condition, so you can seek help and save your smile.

Gum disease is a condition that causes chaos to your oral health. Gum disease begins by targeting the gums that hold your teeth and can advance to the bone causing intense damage to your teeth and underlying bone. Gum disease has been known to weaken your gums causing tooth loss and slowly lead to bone loss.

In most cases, gum disease is hard to notice. However, there are warning signs that include sensitive gums, persistent bad breath, bleeding gums, red or swollen gums, or teeth that feel loose or start to pull away from your gums. On the bright side, this condition can be treated and avoided with simple necessary oral health habits of brushing and flossing regularly mixed with keeping up with your six-month checkups with your dentist.

Understanding gum disease could help prevent long-term damage to your oral health. So, call us today at 973-263-3006 if you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of gum disease. The first step is to reverse this condition before it tries to take hold of your smile.