Dr. Dale Spencer Raises Awareness of the Severe Side Effects of Gum Disease in Hickory, NC
HICKORY, N.C., Aug. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Dr. Dale Spencer of Hickory Dental Care is spreading awareness of gum disease in Hickory, NC to build a better understanding of this progressive condition. In its earliest stage, or gingivitis, gum disease can be fully treated with advanced dental care. As gum disease progresses to later stages of periodontitis, the condition gradually destroys healthy tooth and bone structures, eventually leading to tooth loss. For this reason, Dr. Spencer recommends patients visit dentists for regular check-ups and take note of any warning signs of gum disease.
Indicators of gingivitis often include bleeding gums, red gums, swollen gums, tender gums, and tooth sensitivity. Chronic halitosis, or bad breath, that does not respond to brushing or the use of mouth rinses, mints or gum is another common gum disease symptom. Advanced gum disease signs include shifting teeth or loose teeth, as well as teeth that have fallen out or require extraction.