Why January is the Best Time to Treat Gum Disease

As you start to think about your resolutions for the upcoming new year, you may want to put your gums at the top of your list. Untreated gum disease could lead to gingivitis, periodontitis, tooth loss, or other serious health complications. It is best to partner with an experienced periodontist to help you with your gum issues. This January, you can finally get your gums back to peak condition and improve your overall oral health as well with our gum treatment options.

Focus on Your Oral Health

Some people only consider the teeth when evaluating their oral health. One of the best indications of good oral health is the condition of your gums. Even if your teeth are strong and healthy, gum problems could impact them at some point. Seeking gum treatment can give you the best possible start to the new year for your oral health.

Gum Disease Symptoms

Gum disease often starts with subtle symptoms. You may notice a little blood when you brush or floss, or you may have some discomfort in your gums. If your gums are consistently red and swollen, there may be a problem. Finally, if your teeth are starting to feel looser, that is the sign of an advanced gum issue to be examined by a professional as soon as possible.

Gingivitis and Periodontitis

The earlier stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. Left untreated, it could progress to periodontitis. Gingivitis is marked by sore, swollen gums. Plaque buildup occurs at this stage of gum disease as well. Over time, the gums could deteriorate. This later stage of gum disease is more severe and could result in tooth loss and bone loss in the jaw.

Treatment at Our Office

Dr. Leavitt offers many different treatment options for the gums. For mild cases of gum disease, he can help develop an oral routine that gets the gums back to optimal health. We also offer laser gum therapy, gum grafting, and more for severe gum issues.

If you want to get your gums back to healthy, contact periodontist Dr. Leavitt at Red Rock Periodontics & Implantology in Las Vegas, NV today for more information. Let this year be great for your gums.

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