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At The First Sign Of Gum Disease

Gum DiseaseGet Gum Disease Treated Quickly

Prevent further damage to your teeth.

Gum disease is a big problem. By some estimates, as many as half of all adults suffer from the condition. Most people think that it can’t happen to them, but it’s easy to become a statistic! Quick treatment can prevent periodontal disease from spreading and causing more damage. If you suspect a problem, don’t hesitate to contact our office for a checkup and consultation. Call (916) 483-5900 to schedule an appointment.

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

When brushing and flossing your teeth, no amount of bleeding is typical or to be considered routine. On the contrary, it could be the first sign of a problem.

  • Bleeding Gums – No amount is normal
  • Painful or Sore Gums – Sensitivity when eating, brushing, or flossing is a sign of trouble
  • Discoloration – Gums should be a healthy pink, not red
  • Swollen Gums – Looking puffy or inflamed is a sign of infection
  • Receding Gums – Gums that pull back, making teeth look long, can be a result of disease
  • Bad Breath (halitosis) – Call us about an unpleasant smell that won’t go away

Possible Gum Disease Complications

If left untreated, the periodontal disease won’t get better on its own. It can spread to other areas of the surrounding gums, as well as damage the integrity of your teeth. As the infection attacks connective tissues (ligaments), your teeth may loosen. At this point, there is a real risk of tooth loss.

The best way to prevent gum disease is with proper at-home care that includes a twice-daily routine of brushing and flossing. Furthermore, you should receive a dental checkup every six months. That way, we can check for potential problems and catch them early! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

About Dr. William J. Black

William Black earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis in 1988. He then went on to the UCLA School of Dentistry where he graduated in 1992. Following dental school, Dr. Black served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years as a dentist. He then settled in the Sacramento area where he opened his practice in 1996. Dr. Black is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Sacramento District Dental Society (SDDS), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He is currently pursuing Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry and accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Black has 8 children, works actively with the Boy Scouts of America, and enjoys gardening.

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