Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an epidemic in Boston and throughout the U.S. that can have serious consequences for oral and overall health. It’s the number one cause of tooth loss and is also linked to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and even low birth weight. Dr. Ann-Marie O’Connor is our in-house periodontist at CITIDental High Street and she can help you keep your gums healthy and infection-free.
Too often, people ignore the first symptoms of gum disease, bleeding and swollen gums, assuming they’re “normal”. If untreated, gum recession may begin and bone loss will occur. With advanced periodontal treatments, Dr. O’Connor can stop and even reverse these effects before any teeth are lost. Of course the earlier you receive treatment when you see the first signs of periodontal disease, the easier life will be for you in the long run.