Gum disease is an oral health issue that plagues around half of the adult population of the United States. Even if you are meticulous about your home oral hygiene, you are still at risk for developing gum disease. While Dr. Ann Mineo Kania and the staff at the office of Ann Mineo Kania, DDS, DMSc can help manage your gum problems, it is better to seek help from y our periodontist sooner rather than later for these reasons.
It Only Gets Worse
There is no cure for periodontitis, also known as gum disease. In fact, unless you are receiving regular dental checkups twice a year, it is only likely to get worse. This is because your teeth require regular cleaning and monitoring so your periodontist can take action if it progresses. The sooner you get in to see a dental professional, the better the outcome is likely to be.
Symptoms Become More Noticeable
Along with the worsening of the problem, the symptoms of gum disease are likely to become more prominent. If left untreated, it can lead to a receding gum line that exposes more of your teeth, making them look longer. The teeth also stain more easily, and your breath becomes more pungent. For some people, these symptoms can be embarrassing. Seeking treatment as soon as possible can help mitigate these.
It Can Affect Your Overall Health
There is a link between gum disease and other health issues, including heart disease and diabetes. If you have periodontitis, you are at a higher risk of developing these issues and vice versa. Leaving periodontitis untreated can affect your entire bodily health, not just your oral health.
Find Treatment Today
Leaving gum disease untreated can lead to many undesired results – including losing your teeth permanently. Start exploring your treatment options today by contacting our office and scheduling a visit with Dr. Kania.