Gum disease causes permanent damage to the structures in your mouth and can seriously impact your health and social life in five major ways.
Gum disease causes swelling that makes the delicate tissue pull away from your tooth roots. You’ll be left with long yellow teeth that make you look older than you really are. These teeth will also be highly temperature-sensitive and prone decay.
Gum disease can make your gums feel uncomfortably itchy and tender. Some parts of your mouth may hurt too much to even floss or brush.
Periodontitis involves rotting tissue and it sure smells like it too! The stench caused by gum disease is worse than coffee or garlic breath and will make people go out of their way to avoid talking with you.
Eating, speaking, and even just smiling can become a challenge once teeth start to go missing. But the unfortunate outcome of gum disease is tooth loss. The gums and bone around teeth just disintegrate until permanent teeth fall out.
Gum disease is connected to an increased risk for many serious health problems. In addition to heart disease and stroke, having periodontitis can also:
The good news in all this is that gum disease is almost entirely preventable and easy to treat with medical help. Visit your dentist as soon as possible to lower your risk for periodontitis and the problems it causes.
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Dental Care Center At Kennestone
129 Marble Mill Rd NW
Marietta, GA 30060
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