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Depending upon your age, you may be suffering from a type of gum disease. Generally, it affects adults that are 30 years of age or older. No one is immune to its damaging effects.

Also called periodontal disease, gum disease happens when plaque deposits build up around the tissues of the teeth and become infected. It may be stayed with proper brushing and dental care, but there are no guarantees that it will not occur to even the most loyal of brushers. Regular visits to your dentist are the best offense against this issue.

Despite popular belief, gum disease is very common and you might not notice the infection when it sets in. It can go unnoticed because it may be painless, and the disease has a likelier chance of progressing if it is not caught early. So, the best course of action is to obtain the needed treatment as soon as you can to avoid a more intensive procedure. Dr. Robert Horowitz suggests that you watch for the below signs, any of which are signals of gum disease:

Eight Signs of Gum Disease:

– Receding gum line
– Bad breath that won’t go away.
– Teeth that are sensitive to cold and hot.
– Gums that bleed easily and frequently when brushing or flossing.
– Loose teeth.
– Tender gums that are puffy or swollen.
– A change in your bite, or in the fitting of your dentures.
– Discomfort when biting down or chewing.

Our dentist and team have many years of professional experience treating periodontal disease (aka gum disease). You can trust their expertise and diagnosis for your dental care. For treatment of gum disease in Scarsdale, New York, come in or make an appointment today by calling our office at 914-529-4136.

We look forward to seeing you!