Kenilworth Dental Associates
658 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 210, Towson, MD 21204

Seniors Don’t Have to Lose Their Teeth to Periodontitis

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Human teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but many people lose them to periodontal disease as they age. If you think tooth loss is unavoidable in your golden years, it’s time to brush up on your knowledge of preventable gum disease. Armed with the facts, a great oral care plan and a little help from your dentist, you can more easily stop the effects of gingivitis and periodontitis before these diseases progress, and claim your smile. The following questions and answers can help seniors recognize the signs of gum disease.

Isn’t Gum Disease a Natural Part of the Aging Process? 



Gum disease is caused by a buildup of bacteria-laden dental plaque, not age. It can affect anyone of any age. Seniors may be more vulnerable because plaque and tartar buildup has been developing for many years. Age-related factors such as receding gums and dry mouth caused by medication can also increase risk.

If My Gum Disease Isn’t Serious, Will It Go Away by Itself? 



Gum infection and periodontal pockets will not go away without treatment.

Won’t I Notice Signs of Gum Disease Before It’s Too Late? 



Unfortunately, periodontal disease isn’t always easy to detect. It develops slowly over time, and early symptoms are not always present. Your dentist in Towson can spot the early signs and recommend a treatment program before serious damage occurs.

What Are the Early Signs of Gum Disease? 



Swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, mouth sores, bad breath, gum recession, loose teeth, bite changes, and changes in how dentures fit are all possible signs of gingivitis or periodontitis.

Can Gum Disease Affect My General Health? 



The bacteria associated with periodontal disease can spread to surrounding structures, and it has been linked to heart disease and stroke. Gingivitis and periodontitis can also affect your ability to manage diabetes and respiratory problems.

What Can I Do About Gum Disease? 



If you have mild, early disease, strict oral hygiene under your dentist’s supervision may be enough to reverse it. Advanced disease is usually treated with scaling and root planing procedures, medicated rinses, and gum surgery. See your dentist regularly to detect the signs of gum disease and treat it as early as possible.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Towson, call Kenilworth Dental Associates today at (410) 616-7981 or make an appointment.

Kenilworth Dental Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Towson. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Kenilworth Dental Associates, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Kenilworth Dental Associates.

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