5 Reasons to Treat Your Gum Disease

5 Gum DiseaseYou might not even know it, but you probably have gum disease. 3 out of 4 people do! But, the good news is that it is easily treatable, especially when caught in its early stages. Lifetime Dental Health can help you get a happy, healthy mouth with simple treatments such as frequent cleanings and antibiotics.

You might ask: if you don’t even know you have gum disease then why should you treat it? Dr. Barry & Dr. Love hope this post helps clear up how serious periodontal (gum) disease can be, and gives you at least five good reasons to come in for a gum disease consultation. Call our Columbus office today to make your appointment

1) Get more energy – Periodontal disease is an infection of your gums by the bacteria in your mouth. And like any infection, your immune system will try to fight it. You know how when you get a cold you just want to sleep all day? Your body feels the same way when it’s fighting gum disease. Who knows, treat your gum disease and you might find yourself wanting to run a marathon!

2) Have better smelling breath – If you have had untreated periodontal disease for a while, it has most likely developed pockets of puss in your gums. This sounds gross, but you might not even notice it. What you probably have noticed is a bad taste in your mouth or bad smell to your breath. Treat your gum disease and you’ll be able to keep your mouth minty fresh!

3) Hold on to your teeth – Gum disease is the number one reason people lose their teeth. Not old age, not cavities, not black market teeth pirates. Don’t you want to keep your teeth?

4) Keep your baby healthy – Gum disease in mothers has been linked to a variety of problems for newborns, from premature birth to low birth weight. Studies also show that it may take longer for women with periodontal disease to even get pregnant in the first place. If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, make sure to talk to Dr. Barry & Dr. Love about ensuring the optimal health for your baby.

5) Get a healthy, beautiful smile – Gum disease can even affect the way your smile looks, because it often turns your gums red and puffy. Besides all that though, it can be painful or uncomfortable to deal with. We want all of our patients to have beautiful and healthy smile that they can be proud of. Contact Lifetime Dental Columbus today to make an appointment and take the first step towards treating your gum disease!

Sources

http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/GumDiseases/PeriodontalGumDisease.htm

Dr. Barry is part of a Columbus tradition of dental comfort and care. His outstanding education and training forms the foundation which enables him to treat all of your dental needs with confidence and trust providing the best care possible. Dr. Barry received his BS from Ohio State University in 1976, he also received his DDS from Ohio State in 1980. He is continually educating himself and his staff on the newest dental techniques and approaches in order to provide you with cutting-edge, comfortable, personalized, and antiseptic dental care. Dr. Barry is educated in the following areas – Reconstructive Dentistry, TMJ, Cosmetic Dentistry, Lumineers, Invisalign, Endodontics, Botox, Juviderm, Pediatric Dentistry, Geriatric Dentistry.