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Did you know, recent studies have linked heart disease and other painful conditions to your oral health conditions like gum disease? Your oral health is important. It is the first point of contact for foods and drinks as they are placed in your body. If your smile is struggling with health, it could be a sign of help. Gum disease is an important condition that should be treated. To help you learn more about gum disease, our dentist, Dr. Craig Wada with Placer Prosthodontics Inc. in Rocklin, California, is happy to help you.

Gum disease is an oral health condition that causes painful and costly problems for your oral health. Basically, gum disease targets the gums that hold your teeth and can lead to the bone causing widespread damage to your mouth. Gum disease can harm your gums with inflammation and tooth loss, slowly deteriorating your bone.

Oftentimes, gum disease is hard to notice. The good news is there are warning signs that include red or swollen gums, persistent bad breath, bleeding gums, sensitive gums, teeth that feel loose or pull away from your gums, and eventually tooth loss. The good news is this condition can be treated, and in most cases evaded with essential oral health habits of brushing and flossing regularly mixed with keeping up with your semi-annual checkups with your dentist.

If you suspect you might have gum disease, or feel it’s time for a dental cleaning, please call 916-630-9048 today. Gum disease should be taken seriously, and our team is happy to help you overcome this condition.