Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know About Gum Disease?

You do not need to be an expert in the dental field to benefit from more knowledge about gum disease. If the problem is not sufficiently addressed, it can put your oral health, and your regular health, in jeopardy. Research has actually found possible links between gum disease and a person’s risk for heart disease – your periodontal health is not a minor concern. While the effects can be serious, gum disease can be easily identified and treated. Your dentist can recognize signs of trouble during a routine preventive dental visit. You can also recognize signs of trouble if your gums appear red or swollen. It may also be the root cause of chronic bad breath. Your dentist can provide support with a Perio Tray, which allows you to take targeted action against an infection in your gum tissue. 

Questions:

True Or False: If you are not experiencing frequent pain in your periodontal tissues, you are probably fine.

True Or False: A buildup of tartar at your gum line can put you at risk for developing gum disease.

True Or False: One reason gum disease should be worrying to patients is that it is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

Answers:

False! Gum disease may not “hurt,” but it can cause other symptoms you can check against. If you suspect your periodontal tissues are unusually red or swollen, or if you tend to bleed when you clean your teeth, you may have a problem that requires your dentist’s attention.

True! Tartar accumulation at the gum line can make it possible for bacteria to move under your gums, and create issues.

True! The main reason adults lose teeth is because they experience issues with advanced gum disease. Your dentist can help you treat your infection before it grows this serious.

Talk To Wager-Evans Dental If You Want To Know More About Gum Disease

At Wager-Evans Dental, patients who need to address a problem with their gums can count on great support. A Perio Tray from our practice can give you a fantastic tool for fighting an infection. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly welcome residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To set up a consultation, contact us today  by calling (775) 829-7700.