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With appropriate care, gum disease can be prevented. Unfortunately, our diets don’t often lead to a gum-disease-free mouth, so we need to take precautions and be more cognizant of gum disease and its effects. Here’s a quick rundown of gum disease for you.

Whenever you visit our office, we’ll inspect your mouth to see if you have gum disease. To determine whether you might have gum disease, Dr. Jack Schwarcz can do some different things. They will first evaluate your medical history and see if there are factors (such as smoking) that could have probably contributed to the onset of gum disease. They can also look at your mouth for signs of tartar accumulation, bacterial sacks on the gums and swollen or bleeding gums, and they may also measure the space between your chompers. Finally, Dr. Jack Schwarcz may endorse X-rays in some cases to look at bone loss.

Fighting periodontal disease is imperative for lots of reasons. Firstly, periodontal disease can eat away at your chompers, gums, and bones. A mouth with periodontal disease is not a healthy oral cavity. Secondly, not only does gum disease affect your mouth, but it can also affect the rest of your body; infection from gum disease might be a contributor to heart and lung ailments, so do everything in your power to thwart it or treat it.

A vast part of dealing with gum disease is making regular checkups to a dentist’s office. When was the last time you visited the Eastside Periodontics staff in Center Line, Michigan? Give them a call now at 586-757-5454 to pencil in your next appointment with Dr. Jack Schwarcz and keep your dental health on track.