Treat Gum Disease in West Orange

Keep your gums healthy with preventive teeth cleanings

Gum disease is a serious condition that can lead to tooth loss if not treated. Gum disease is caused by a build-up of plaque and tarter. By having a professional teeth cleaning twice a year, you can reduce your risk of developing this condition.

Keep Your Gums Healthy:

  • Brush, floss, and rinse with mouthwash twice daily
  • Stop smoking and using tobacco products
  • Reduce stress
  • Eat a well-balanced diet
  • Stop grinding or clenching teeth
  • Regular visits for professional teeth cleaning

Warning Signs of Gum Disease:

  • Gums that bleed easily, are red, swollen, or tender
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
  • Any change in your bite
  • Permanent teeth have suddenly become loose
  • Any change in the fit of dentures

Gingivitis vs. Periodontitis

Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease. Warning signs of gingivitis include gum inflammation. In the early stages of gingivitis, plaque builds up on the surface of the tooth. This is what causes the gums to become inflamed, and your gums may bleed when you brush your teeth. When gingivitis is left untreated, it become periodontal disease. When a patient develops periodontal disease, the inner layer of the gum and jawbone will start to separate from the teeth and form pockets. These pockets, or spaces between the gum and teeth, collect debris and can easily become infected.

Causes of Gum Disease

There are several causes of gum disease, including:

  • Hormonal changes, such as those experienced during pregnancy
  • Illness
  • Medications
  • Family history of gum disease
  • Bad habits, such as smoking or other forms of tobacco use
  • Poor oral hygiene habits

Contact Us

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or are due for a professional cleaning, please contact Chusid Dental Group today at 973-736-1777 and schedule an appointment.

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