What You Need to Know about Gingivitis or Gum Disease

For a long time only dentists were aware of the condition called gingivitis. Thanks to a plethora of toothpaste commercials in recent years, it seems that everyone is now aware of this condition.
Gingivitis is not to be taken lightly. This degradation of the gums can be an indication of more serious underlying health problems.

I am Dr. Sumayyah Khan and I’ve see hundreds of people in my Woodridge office suffering from gingivitis and often don’t even know that they have it. One telltale sign of gingivitis is receding gum lines.

If you’ve noticed that your gums are receding and you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, it makes sense to visit a dentist as soon as possible. If you live in the Woodridge area, you can drop by my office at 2019 87th St, Suite 300 , 60517, I’d be happy to assist you.

Gingivitis Can Lead to Tooth Loss

A regular dental appointment not only stops tooth loss caused by decay, it also stops tooth loss related to gingivitis. As the gums become more diseased and weakened, tooth loss is inevitable. There are things that can be done to stop gingivitis, but you have to go see a dentist as soon as possible. So if you want to keep all your teeth and have noticed receding gums, get to the dentist soon.

Underlying problems

You may not know this, but gingivitis can be an indicator that a person may suffer from a stroke or heart attack in the near future. My job as a dentist is to keep people healthy. This doesn’t just stop with your teeth.

So if you live in Woodridge, IL and think your teeth are all right but your gums have been receding, please make an appointment to see me today at my Woodridge office.

You can also call my office at 630-395-7661.

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