At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we see patients with gum disease every day. Some aren’t even aware they have it until we diagnose it. Fortunately, it can be treated with varying degrees of success depending on the severity.
Gum disease is an inflammation or infection of the gums. Also known as periodontal disease, it can be very painful in extreme conditions, and limit your ability to eat normally. In some cases, periodontal disease can affect your smile, and can create cosmetic concerns.
If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause irreversible damage such as tooth loss. When caught early and treated, it can be managed and, ultimately, cured. However the best policy is to practice good dental hygiene to keep periodontal disease at bay.
One of the best ways to avoid gum disease is to get regular dental checks up at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium. But if you have it, we offer gum disease treatment, as well as general dentistry. Schedule an appiontment today.
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