Gum disease is a condition that often goes unnoticed because it may not produce any obvious symptoms until it becomes an emergency. The first stage of gum disease, called gingivitis, is reversible, but it can lead to destructive periodontal disease. Aggressive periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss and may be associated with systemic diseases such as diabetes and stroke.
Regular cleanings and visits to Dr. Patterson’s office represents an important component of preventing gum disease and detecting it early.
If you are noticing recessed gums, painful chewing, loose teeth, bleeding, sensitivity to cold or heat, swollen gums, bad breath, or an odd taste, call Dr. Patterson’s office immediately for an appointment - (303) 722-9504