Did you know that half of adults have some type of gum disease? Gum disease is very common and oftentimes is not very advanced. The beginning stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. When caught early, gingivitis can be treated with at-home care and non-invasive treatments. The most common sign of gingivitis is swollen, red gums that bleed each time you floss.
When gum disease is left untreated, it can turn into a more serious problem – periodontitis. Periodontitis is not only damaging to the gums, but also can affect your overall health. Periodontitis can increase your risk of diabetes, heart attack and stroke. Oral surgery used to be the most common treatment for periodontitis, but now there are many options for treating this type of gum disease.
Periodontal Treatments Include:
– Diagnosis of Gum Disease
– Scaling and Root Planing
– Deep Cleanings
– Local Antibiotic Treatment
– Long-term Maintenance Plans
What is a cold sore?
A cold sore is a cluster of tiny painful blisters caused by the herpes simplex virus.
What causes cold sores?
Cold sore outbreaks can be caused by hot sun, cold wind, a cold or illness, changes in hormones, stress, and other triggers. Cold sores are spread person to person by close contact such as kissing, sharing lip balms or sharing silverware with someone who has a cold sore. Cold sores can be spread easily and are often spread from parent to child. Cold sores are contagious for up to 15 days.
If you are looking for help with gum disease in Glendale, WI, call today to set up a consultation! Don’t put off getting help with signs of gum disease!