Periodontal (GUM) Health

Melissa Family Dental & OrthodonticsDon’t let Gum Disease jeopardize your smile, your breath, your health, your social life.

The Gum Disease is the most common cause of the tooth loss in adults. About 80% of the adult population has some form of gum disease.

Gum Disease is a silent killer as very rarely it causes pain. However, there are some signs and symptoms which include:

  • Bad breath
  • Metallic taste
  • Puffy, red, swollen gums
  • Pus coming out of gums
  • Bleeding gums during normal brushing and flossing.

Gum Disease can range from Gingivitis to the various forms and stages of Periodontitis and the prevalence of Gum Disease increases with age because teeth wear down and become more sensitive as time passes, gums naturally recede.

Luckily, Gum Disease is highly preventable and at Melissa Family Dental we can help you to achieve your best overall dental health. Imagine your teeth as a house and your gums as the foundation. Without a strong foundation, you cannot have a sturdy house; without healthy gums, you cannot have healthy teeth. At Melissa Family Dental, we routinely check and measure the health of your gums. Should any issues appear, we will be sure to inform you about the best periodontal treatment options available.