Carmel Dentist Office on Identifying Gum Disease
“Do I have gum disease?” may not be the MOST searched question the patients of our Carmel dentist office may be looking for online- but it is a question worth speculating on.
Gum disease is not only one of the most common medical conditions diagnosed worldwide, but it also has a whole slew of other linked conditions that most people are not even aware of. Doctors and researchers have correlated the bacteria found in gum disease with that of bacteria in heart disease, lung disease, diabetes and more. So it goes without saying- by identifying and treating gum disease you could not only be saving your smile, but you could be saving your life too.
The next time you have a few minutes in the bathroom mirror to check out your gums and teeth, ask yourself the following questions:
- Are my gums tender, red or swollen? Maybe even receding?
- Do my gums bleed easily while brushing or flossing? Even by just touching them?
- What about the teeth- do they feel unusually loose?
If the answer to any of these questions above, or any that are listed on this website article, is “yes,” then perhaps moving up the date of your next visit to our Carmel dentist office is needed.
To schedule that appointment, or to find out more about gum disease, call our Carmel dentist office today by dialing (317) 773-1302.