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What Are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?

2020-08-20T09:56:25-06:00

If you have noticed that your gums look and feel differently, bleed easily, or are painful, you might have gum disease. This harmful condition can lead to other oral health issues, such as mobility and tooth loss. Our Denver team explores signs and symptoms of gum disease so you can seek treatment when you need it. What is Gum Disease? Gum disease – also known as periodontal disease – leads to inflammation of the gums that are caused by several factors, including bacterial infections. If left untreated, infection can spread to other teeth, causing mobility or tooth loss. Bacteria present in [...]

What Are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?2020-08-20T09:56:25-06:00

Is it reversible? Effective Gum Disease Treatments

2020-03-24T08:44:03-06:00

So your dentist has informed you that you have gum disease. While a gum disease diagnosis may sound intimidating, the condition is treatable. With help from the hygienists and dentists at  Metropolitan Dental Care, you’ll learn how to reverse the effects of gum disease and keep your gums healthy long-term.  What is gum disease? Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gum tissue. It is commonly caused by poor oral hygiene. Lack of regular and effective brushing and flossing allow bacterial plaque to accumulate. Over time, plaque turns into tartar that must be removed with special [...]

Is it reversible? Effective Gum Disease Treatments2020-03-24T08:44:03-06:00

Am I at risk for gum disease?

2020-02-17T21:01:40-07:00

Gum disease can lead to unattractive symptoms like swollen and dark red gums. Over time, the gum condition can lead to gum tissue recession and, eventually, the loss of a tooth. The doctors of Metro Dental Care can help you stay ahead of gum disease through regular dental cleanings and periodontal treatments. Only a trained dentist can diagnose gum disease, but this overview will provide some of the basics every patient should know about this condition.  Risk Factors for Gum Disease Certain people are more prone to developing gum disease than others. While genetics does play a role in how gum [...]

Am I at risk for gum disease?2020-02-17T21:01:40-07:00

Is it possible to reverse or cure gum disease?

2019-12-10T13:07:55-07:00

Periodontal disease remains the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health. If you have mild, moderate, or advanced stages of gum disease, the doctors and dental team of Metropolitan Dental Care offer multiple treatment options that can reverse gum disease symptoms. Causes, Stages, and Symptoms of Gum Disease Periodontal disease is an ongoing gum infection. The condition often results from poor oral hygiene habits and infrequent visits to the dentist. The bacterial intrusion affects the teeth, gums, and jawbone. Left untreated, gum disease will advance from mild (gingivitis) to moderate and advanced [...]

Is it possible to reverse or cure gum disease?2019-12-10T13:07:55-07:00

How to Stop the Progression of Gum Disease

2019-10-22T10:47:19-06:00

At Metropolitan Dental Care, our expert dentists are passionate about eliminating gum disease from our patients. However, for people who don’t visit the dentist regularly, the disease will continue to progress. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of adults age 30 and older have some form of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. This disease is caused by plaque not being properly removed from the teeth. Eventually, the plaque builds up and affects your gums, teeth, and then the gum tissue and bone that support your teeth. Common causes of periodontal disease include: Poor oral hygiene habits Diabetes Unaddressed tooth [...]

How to Stop the Progression of Gum Disease2019-10-22T10:47:19-06:00