As many as 65 million American adults currently have periodontal disease, and many of them will never know it. Even though it affects so many people, there is a lot of misinformation about gum disease. This September, take National Gum Care Month as an opportunity to get your gums checked out. If you suspect you may suffer from poor dental health, visit Dr. Robert Friedberg, your periodontist, for treatment.

Dental Health Goes Beyond Your Mouth

It is a surprising fact that the health of your gums directly affects the health of the rest of your body. It starts to make sense when you realize that your gums provide an entrance to your bloodstream that bacteria, infection, or inflammation can get through. This can cause complications with

  •          heart health
  •          diabetes
  •          pregnancy
  •          arthritis
  •          dementia

When periodontal disease is ignored, damage may be done to more than just your teeth and gums. Be sure to check for the signs that you may suffer from a oral disease.

The Symptoms to Look For

It is important to know the signs to look out for so you can recognize them. Many think that only a periodontist can tell if you have gum disease, but it up to you to take the first step and check your own gums. Signs can include

  •          tenderness
  •          swelling
  •          bleeding
  •          red gums
  •          loose teeth

If you do notice any of these symptoms, the next step is to contact your periodontist. Dr. Friedberg only offers the best treatment for gum disease. Make an appointment immediately to prevent the disease from worsening or affecting other parts of your body.

Make an Appointment With Your Periodontist

If you have an oral disease, it will not get better on its own. The only way to treat the affliction is to see a periodontist. Dr. Friedberg, you periodontist in Houston, TX, can help. Call (281) 674-7754 for more information or to make an appointment. Take action this National Gum Care Month.