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Gum disease can create some serious and costly smile damage. It can even start out fairly painless, so many people do not realize they have it. Thankfully, our dental team at Riverdale Oral Health and Implant Center in Riverdale, New York, is skilled in helping you conquer this dreadful condition.

Gum disease, otherwise called periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums and jawbone that surrounds your teeth. Gum disease can be painless. It often goes ignored and leads to tooth loss and even bone loss. It is characterized by pockets that form along your gum line are perfect places for bacteria to fester. You may also notice your gums receding from your teeth. In the later stages, your teeth may become sensitive to hot and cold and cause you pain.

During your semi-annual checkup, your dentist, Dr. Sidney Adler, will examine your teeth and check you for periodontal disease lurking in your gums. The sooner it is caught the less damage will occur. That’s why it’s so important to visit the dentist regularly. Daily habits of brushing and flossing are also important tools when it comes to fighting off or reversing this disease.

If you still have queries about your oral health or would like a professional dental checkup, please call our office today at 718-548-3353 to book an appointment. Our friendly staff stands ready to assist your smile in any way we can.