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

What to Watch for with Gum Disease

dca-blog-gum-disease_1200x630

Gum disease is an extremely common dental condition that is caused by poor dental hygiene. Discover the major warning signs and how to treat the trouble.

The Dental Difference between Gum Disease and Periodontal Disease

Many people think that gum disease is just another term for periodontal disease. Actually, they are different degrees of a similar dental danger. See, gum disease inflames and infects the gums surrounding the teeth. If left untreated, it can progress into periodontal disease by spreading, and then infecting the bones supporting the teeth. People with severe cases can actually suffer from both burdens at the same time. Luckily, an affordable dentist can usually treat both conditions simultaneously.

Signs of Suffering

Gum disease is usually both seen and felt. Other times, it’s only discovered during a dental appointment. If you experience any of these symptoms, make an appointment with an affordable dentist immediately to prevent its progression. The most common clues include:

  • Swollen, red, tender gums
  • Gums that bleed very easily, especially during brushing and flossing
  • Bad breath
  • An odd taste in the mouth
  • Gums that appear to be pulling away from teeth
  • White spots on the gums
  • Pus between gums and teeth
  • Shift in the alignment or spacing of the teeth
  • Partial dentures start fitting uncomfortably

Diagnosing Gum Disease

Only a dentist can diagnose whether you’re suffering from gum disease or its more advanced stage of periodontal disease. Affordable dentists usually use these methods to detect your degree of dental distress:

  • Gums are a Giveaway – Your gums speak volumes about your current dental health. That’s why your dentist will check them for swelling, redness, and bleeding.
  • Gaps in Gums – Expect your dentist to use a periodontal probe to check the depths of the pockets in the gums surrounding teeth. Deeper pockets indicate a more developed problem.
  • X-rays Mark the Spot – X-rays can offer proof of periodontal disease by showing if any bone has been lost.
  • Scoping Sensitive Spots – Any sensitivity near the gum line can be a sign of gum recession, which can indicate gum disease.

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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I just love this dental practice! I bring my kids here and have recommended friends with whom I work.
Lynn C.
Pam was (and always is) wonderful! I always ask her to be quick and painless, and she is! Thank you!
Theresa Q.
Excellent dentist and assistant. Appointment was on time. Very competent billing.
Mark C.
Everyone was so caring and kind. I haven’t found a dentist like this in 20 years. I’m so glad we found them.
Katy L.
Great service for a lifetime! Been coming here for over 20 years and the staff is lovely, friendly and professional!
Joan C.
the team is very nice.
Bernard H.
Professional and caring approach! Thank you
Catherine G.
Good people that know their jobs.
Kelvin L.
So nice and none judgemental or critical like other offices I have been too.
Emily L.
The Doctor made the whole process easier. He was kind and took very good care with me.
Leonard K.
The entire office staff is warm and welcoming. Dr. Windsor & his assistant Carrie work extremely well together to make sure patient’s are comfortable and satisfied. This is the first […]
Charity F.
Very professional service, exceptionally knowledgeable and very friendly staff.
Robert R.
You are always treated like family and everyone knows your name!
Paul G.
Excellent staff. This is the best dentist office I’ve been to, especially in the Baltimore area. I’ve never waited more than 2 minutes for my appointment, everyone is very friendly, and […]
Tony M.
Dr. Windsor is an excellent dentist. He has been my dentist for over 20 years! His staff is helpful and courteous.
Richard K.
Very welcoming. Made me feel comfortable.
Cola E.
Everyone was so caring and kind. I haven’t found a dentist like this in 20 years. I’m so glad we found them.
Katy L.
I like the people
Bernard H.
Excellent professional service
Marilyn P.
I went there when for most of the years I worked in Towson so it was convenient, but I started going there a long time ago and have always been happy with the service.
Lydia W.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 7:15 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:15 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (410) 616-7981
Our Location