Gum Disease: What You Should Know

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You’ve probably heard that gum disease is a fairly serious problem that you should address as soon as possible. However, would you be surprised to hear that nearly half of all Americans have gum disease? Naturally, you should have gum disease addressed as soon as possible. If you don’t, it could actually become more serious.

As you might have suspected, gum disease could eventually result in tooth loss. If you address gum disease quickly, it’s fairly easy to reverse. In fact, you might be able to reverse gum disease from home. Similarly, we may be able to reverse gum disease simply by cleaning your teeth thoroughly. Fortunately, there are a number of signs you can watch for, including persistent bad breath, swollen gums, sensitive teeth, receding gum lines, and pain when you chew.

Of course, you should also set up regular appointments with our team. We usually recommend visiting our office twice every year. These visits are important because many people have gum disease without recognizing it. We can also give you advice on keeping your teeth cleaner.

If you’re interested in learning more about preventing or treating gum disease in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we invite you to call The Office of Dr. Henry Espinosa at 505-888-1116. Our dentist, Dr. Henry Espinosa, and our team will be happy to examine your pearly whites and give you specific advice. We look forward to hearing from you soon.