Although it has many stages, gum disease should never be taken lightly. Neglecting gum disease treatment can not only destroy your smile, but it can compromise your overall health. Gum disease has been linked to several serious medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and even premature births. At Cosmetic Dentistry of Hayward, you will find a team of exceptionally skilled dental professionals who take gum disease seriously. In doing so, we have equipped our practice to offer complete periodontal therapy using the latest, most proven techniques. From ultrasonic scaling to laser treatments for periodontitis, we can give your smile the best chance for gum disease recovery with our dental treatments.

Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease

Although we always monitor gum health during our routine dental exams, we value the importance of educating our patients on recognizing gum disease symptoms so they can seek treatment immediately. Treating gum disease at its earliest stage is crucial to the success of your treatment. Please contact our Hayward dental practice if you notice any of the following signs of gum disease:

  • Persistent bad breath
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Receding gums

Gum disease typically begins as a result of poor oral hygiene. Plaque that is not properly brushed or flossed away will begin to harden on the teeth and below the gum line. Unfortunately, this puts your gums at high risk for infection. Red, puffy gums of gingivitis can quickly advance to severe periodontitis if left untreated. Progressing gum disease causes the gums to pull away from the teeth. Tooth loss and jawbone damage can result.

At Cosmetic Dentistry of Hayward, we are proud to offer such a full menu of cosmetic dental services, but we never overlook the importance of your teeth and gum health. With our expertise in periodontal therapy, we can save your smile (and your body) from the serious consequences of gum disease. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for yourself or a family member.