Common Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease—or gum disease—is when the gums become inflamed and damage the bone and tissue that support the teeth. When a person does not regularly visit a dentist, the chance of developing periodontal disease increases. Smoking, diabetes, genetics, hormonal changes, and taking medication can also result in periodontal disease. Ranging in seriousness, periodontal disease can lead to teeth loss.
Some symptoms that may indicate that you have developed gum disease include:
- Loose and sensitive teeth
- Receding gums
- Swollen or red gums
- Persistent bad breath
If you have some of the symptoms mentioned above, we, the team of Middletown dentists at Hampton Family Dentistry, can help you treat your possible case of periodontal disease.
Make an appointment to see our Middletown periodontist!
If you suspect that you have gum disease, it is very important that you take immediate action in order to prevent your condition from getting worse. Among the many benefits of choosing Hampton Family Dentistry for your dental needs is that we are a full-service dentist office that treats patients of all ages, from toddlers to seniors. While many other dental offices often refer their patients to a periodontist, we have an experienced periodontist on staff. This is convenient and ensures faster treatment for all our clients.
Our periodontist can do the following to determine the severity of your periodontal disease:
- Check for loose teeth
- Measure your periodontal pockets (the spaces between your teeth)
- Take X-rays to determine if you have experienced bone loss
- Examine your gums for signs of inflammation.
With more than 30 years of experience and interest-free payment plans available, we have become known for providing excellent family dental care services in Middletown and Walden, NY. Have more questions about how our office can take care of your dental needs? Please contact us today at (845) 344-4336. We look forward to hearing from you!
Why Choose Us?
- Over 30 Years of Experience
- All Dentistry Under One Roof
- Dental Care for the Entire Family
- Free Orthodontic Consultations
- We Offer Interest Free Payment Plans
- Patient Referral Program
- Both Offices Offer a Courtesty Discount for Senior Patients