Gum disease is a common infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that supports your teeth. While there can be several different causes of gum disease the most common cause is build-up of bacterial plaque. When plaque is not removed then over time it can build-up and harden. Typically gum disease can easily be prevented with regular check-ups with your local dentist. Dr. Cohen recommends that patients receive two dental cleanings and check-ups each year.
Gum disease can often be sneaky and symptom-less, but there are a few signs to look out for such as:
•Chronic bad breath
If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our Poughkeepsie, NY dental office to schedule an appointment. Our dentist will use the latest technology to help clean away and remove infected tissue. After your gum disease has been treated then Dr. Cohen will discuss a follow-up schedule with you to help you maintain good oral health.
Contact our Poughkeepsie, NY office today to learn more about our gum disease treatment services!