Do your gums bleed when performing routine daily oral hygiene?
Red, bleeding or swollen gums are often the first signs of periodontal disease. This is an indication that bacteria have begun to infect the gums, often building up along the gum line. Baltimore dentist Dr. Emily Lin and her associates at Canton Dental Associates perform a thorough periodontal screening during preventive care visits and also offer comprehensive periodontal therapy to address the stages of gum disease. Treating gum disease early is the key to avoiding the development of complex dental problems as it progresses.
Recognizing the common signs and understanding risk factors for gum disease can help patients identify their symptoms earlier and seek appropriate treatment. During routine visits at Canton Dental Associates, our dentists and staff will discuss your lifestyle habits and educate you on how to prevent gum disease and keep your smile healthy between visits.
Treating Gum Disease
Dr. Lin or your dentist at Canton Dental Associates will evaluate your oral health to determine the stage and severity of periodontal disease.