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Unveiling the Stealthy Threat: Understanding Gum Disease with Rauzman Dental | 07506 Dentist

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At Rauzman Dental, we recognize that silence isn’t always golden, particularly when it comes to your oral health. Periodontal (gum) disease, characterized by progressive inflammation of the gum tissue primarily due to bacterial infection, poses significant risks if left unchecked. Let us guide you through the challenges of early detection and treatment.

Gum disease often begins quietly, progressing with few or no symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. This silent progression presents a significant hurdle for early intervention. It stems from the buildup of bacterial plaque between the teeth and gums, leading to inflammation and eventual gum recession. Without timely treatment, gum disease can escalate, resulting in increased gum recession, infections, and even bone loss, making it a leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

Beyond its impact on oral health, gum disease extends its influence to other aspects of overall health. Research has uncovered links between gum disease and serious inflammatory conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. To mitigate the risk of gum disease, prioritize robust oral hygiene habits, including regular brushing, flossing, mouthwash use, and routine dental examinations. Familiarize yourself with potential risk factors such as age, tobacco use, genetics, stress, medications, grinding, obesity, or other inflammatory diseases, and consider scheduling an annual periodontal evaluation for proactive management.

While symptoms may remain elusive until later stages, it’s essential to be vigilant for warning signs such as:

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Mouth pain
  • Bleeding gums during brushing, flossing, or eating hard foods
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Pus between gums or teeth
  • Mouth sores
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Gum recession or changes in bite

Although gum disease may start silently, its consequences can be significant if left untreated. While effective treatment is available upon diagnosis, complete cure remains challenging. Safeguard your oral and overall health with preventive care and regular periodontal screenings at Rauzman Dental. For more information or to schedule your periodontal screening, contact our office today. Your well-being is our priority, and we’re here to support you on your journey to optimal oral health.

Rauzman Dental of Hawthorne
Phone: 973-427-4201
164 Warburton Ave
Hawthorne, NJ 07506


Hawthorne, NJ Dentist

164 Warburton Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ 07506


Hawthorne: (973) 427-4201

Hawthorne Hours

  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM 2:00 PM

Service Area:

Hawthorne, Clifton and surrounding areas.



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