Signs of Gum Disease: How to Identify Symptoms & Prevent

Signs of Gum Disease: How to Identify Symptoms & Prevent

Gum disease is not only uncomfortable and worrisome — it can lead to serious issues if left untreated. Here’s how to recognize the symptoms of gum disease, how to prevent it, and what happens if it’s left to advance on its own.

Gum Disease Symptoms

There are quite a few different symptoms of gum disease. Keep in mind that you don’t have to suffer from all of these symptoms — you can have just a few and be affected.

  • Bad breath that doesn’t go away
  • Red gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Tender gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Teeth that appear longer

Gum Disease Complications

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What is a Periodontist?

Now that we have a periodontist, Dr. Cecilia Perera, working right alongside our other doctors here, our patients have asked us what it is that a periodontist (or “periodontic specialist”) does. Here is your answer.

The Periodontist’s Area of Specialization

A periodontist, in the simplest terms, is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease. A periodontist also specializes in the placement of dental implants. To further understand the function of a periodontist, though, it helps if we first break down the word itself.Read the rest

St Petersburg Dentist Introduces a New PerioSciences System

PerioSciences offers a system of powerful antioxidants in AO ProToothpaste and AO ProRinse for patients who prefer natural, organic products. Free of alcohol, fluoride, sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, and artificial sweeteners, the products are environmentally friendly and naturally healthful.

After your dental procedure…

Whether you’ve had gum surgery, a root canal, dental implants, veneers, or any therapeutic or cosmetic procedure, we recommend you follow up with AO ProVantage dental gel. The topical antioxidants have been shown to enhance healing, combat bacteria, and reduce inflammation. Cool, minty, and without the sting of alcohol, it’s pleasant tasting and will not stain teeth as chlorhexidine does.

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St Petersburg Dentist Answers PerioSciences Questions

PerioSciences and antioxidants are getting a lot of attention within the dental community. We have recently added several products and services in this area and would like to share some of the common questions.

Are Antioxidants found in saliva?

Yes. Salivary antioxidants are part of your body’s natural defense system against oral disease. Low levels of antioxidants are connected with conditions such as gingivitis and periodontitis, dry mouth, TMJ and even oral cancer.

Is oral inflammation linked to chronic disease?

Yes, The inflammation associated with oral disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis has been linked to chronic, systemic diseases including cardiovascular disease (which can lead to heart attack and stroke), … Read the rest

St Petersburg Dentist Introduces PerioSciences

Oral health means much more than just a beautiful smile, clean teeth and fresh breath. Research has shown a connection between your oral health and overall systemic health.

St Petersburg Periodontist Recommends:

PerioSciences oral care products feature powerful antioxidants in a dental gel, antioxidant toothpastes, and antioxidant mouth rinses. We recommend them for daily oral hygiene; for oral conditions such as gingivitis, periodontitis, dry mouth, etc.; and as a follow up to surgical or cosmetic procedures including whitening.

• AO ProVantage dental gel is applied directly to your gums to soothe and nourish delicate oral tissues.

• AO ProRinse freshens breath and bathes oral tissues with antioxidants.

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