Cosmetic Dentist Maspeth About Periodontal Disease

Cosmetic Dentist Maspeth Dr. Khaimov: Periodontal disease is the technical name for gum disease, the most common reason for tooth loss in patients after the age of 25. Although relatively painless in the beginning, by the time the first acute abscess occurs, some teeth may already be beyond saving.  The first sign of periodontal disease is bleeding gums that are also usually red and swollen.  As the disease progresses, the gums will recede causing the affected teeth to appear longer than normal.  Finally, in the latter stages, the teeth will loosen to the point of being painful and useless, and will either fall out on their own or will have to be extracted.

Poor oral hygiene is what causes gum disease.  Thoroughly brushing and cleaning between the teeth at least once per day will help prevent the onset of gum disease.  If a patient finds it difficult to floss, using thin toothpicks can be an acceptable alternative for cleaning between the teeth.  Although easily preventable, periodontal disease is often difficult to maintain once the deterioration process begins.

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Maspeth NY Dentist Dr. Alexandra Khaimov proudly serves the residents in of Maspeth, Middle Village, Woodside, Ridgewood, Brooklyn including the zipcodes of 11378, 11379, 11377, 11385 and 11247

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