Gum disease will affect approximately 75% of American adults at some point in their lives. This can be as simple as minor irritation caused by early gingivitis or a major dental issue in the form of receding gums and gums that bleed when brushing. While most patients suffering from the early stages of gum disease can be treated successfully by Dr. Wallach at Rockland Riverside Dental, advanced gum disease may require more extensive treatments.
Dr. Wallach seeks to educate his patients during preventive care visits on the early warning signs of gum disease:
- Bleeding gums
- Sore gums
- Receding gums
- Loose Teeth
- Sores in the mouth
- Changes in the fit of dentures
- Persistent bad breath
Patients in the Nyack, NY area who see Dr. Wallach will also benefit from the use of laser dentistry in the treatment of gum disease. Dr. Wallach offers this as part of periodontal therapy, which is the treatment of the gums to restore them to optimal health.
Why are healthy gums important?
Dr. Wallach emphasizes the role that healthy gums play in our overall health. It has been found in recent studies that there is a correlation between gum disease and cardiovascular disease, including stroke. They have also found links between gum disease and diabetes. Your dental health has been proven to have an impact on overall health, and the health of your gums has a direct impact on your dental health- this is why Dr. Wallach takes the time to address gum disease and educate his patients on at-home oral hygiene.
At Rockland Riverside Dental we seek to create a personal, ongoing relationship with our patients so that we can continue to offer them the benefits of modern dental care as well as educate them on prevention and dental hygiene.
If you are in the Orangetown area we would like to welcome you to our practice in historic downtown Nyack, NY. Please contact us at 845-208-2219 to schedule your consultation today!Leave a reply →