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Maintaining optimal gum health is crucial for your overall well-being. When you visit Nathan M. Anderson DMD for an examination, our trained hygienists conduct a comprehensive periodontal exam. In fact, during your check-up, our team quietly evaluates your oral health by performing various assessments. Here’s what you should know about periodontal disease.

Multiple Names, One Condition
Periodontal disease is often referred to as gum disease or gingivitis. It involves inflammation and infection of the gums, and these terms are used interchangeably.

Signs & Symptoms
Symptoms of periodontal disease may include swollen and red gums, as well as bleeding, especially during brushing and flossing. Persistent bad breath is also a common symptom. If you experience any of these signs regularly, don’t hesitate to contact our office.

Impact on Overall Health
Your gum health is closely linked to your overall health. Untreated periodontal disease can lead to bleeding gums, gum recession, and tooth loss. Moreover, according to the American Academy of Periodontology, it can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

While you may primarily associate dental visits with teeth, understand that our team assesses your overall oral health, including potential impacts on your general health. If you notice any signs or symptoms of periodontal disease, consult our experienced team. We are trained to identify and manage periodontal issues effectively.

For more information about your gum health or to schedule a visit with Dr. Nate Anderson, please contact our office. Your oral health is our priority, and we are here to help you maintain healthy gums and teeth.

Nathan M. Anderson
Phone: (541) 357-4888
4777 Main St
Springfield, OR 97478

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