Dangers & Symptoms of Gum Disease in Whittier, CA

Protect Your Health Against Destructive Gum Disease

Though unaware, many individuals are living with gum disease. This unforgiving oral infection leaves in its wake a host of consequences threatening oral and overall health. From bone and tooth loss to serious health problems like diabetes and heart disease, progressive gum disease causes irreversible damage, especially when left untreated. Avoid the risks of periodontal infection and seek the treatment you need today from Dr. Kayvon Javid and Dr. Mariam Nadi to protect your health against destructive gum disease.

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Did You Know?

Nearly 65 million adults in the U.S. have some form of gum disease. Many do not even know they show symptoms.

Attack Gum Disease at the Earliest Possible Stage

Identifying and treating gum disease as early as possible is key to preserving the health of your gums, bone and ultimately your teeth. The disease process begins as gingivitis, the effects of which are absolutely reversible if caught early enough. Left unattended, however, the bleeding and inflamed gums of gingivitis progress to encourage the early to moderate bone loss of periodontitis – an irreversible result placing the longevity of your teeth at risk. Advanced periodontitis is the final stage, and is characterized by moderate to severe bone loss and tooth mobility.

Heed the Warning Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease

  • Tender, red or swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Gum recession
  • Gum abscess or pus around teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Tooth mobility
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Avoid the Oral and Systemic Health Risks

Oral Risks

  • Bone loss
  • Gum recession
  • Exposed root surfaces
  • Tooth loss
  • Shifting of teeth
  • Alteration of bite
  • Change in smile

Systemic Risks

  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Pre-term labor
  • Low birth-weight infants
  • Respiratory disease
  • Memory problems
  • Dementia
  • Cancers (blood, kidney, pancreatic)
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