Abington, MA (PRWEB) March 13, 2014
In honor of Gum Disease Awareness Month, E. Michael Thomas, Jr., DDS explains some of the warning signs of gum disease, including painful gums and bleeding gums that can be indicators of advanced periodontal disease. Untreated gum disease can lead to recession of gum tissue, damage to the roots of the teeth, and even to bone damage. Studies have linked gum disease to other health conditions including increased risk of heart disease, stroke, pancreatic cancer, and complications with diabetes and pregnancy. Dr. Thomas treats gum disease with advanced technologies that can provide treatment with minimal discomfort, often in just one visit.
Gum disease is caused by the accumulation of plaque along the gum line due to inadequate oral health care. Failure to brush and floss thoroughly and regularly will allow bacteria to accumulate along the gum line. Left unchecked, the infection advances and can lead to painful gums, one of the warning signs of periodontal disease.
An estimated 75 percent of Americans suffer from gum disease. Many people are unaware of the condition in the early stages, so they allow the infection to progress to the point of bleeding gums, which can be an indicator that pockets of infection have built up near the roots of the teeth. Fortunately, Dr. Thomas specializes in methods of treatment that can treat the infection and get the patient back on the road to optimal oral health.
To learn more about the warning signs of serious gum disease, ranging from painful gums to bleeding gums, visit http://www.bostongumsurgery.com on the web. For more details about the treatments that Dr. Thomas offers to remedy gum disease and other oral health conditions, call his office at 781-312-6090.
About the Doctor
Abington Family Dental Care is a general practice that has provided personalized dental care to patients in Abington, MA since 1979. Dr. E. Michael Thomas Jr. received his Bachelor of Science from Notre Dame University, attended the Georgetown University School of Dentistry, and completed his advanced graduate studies in endodontics at Boston University. Dr. Thomas is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. To learn more about Abington Family Dental Care and their dental services, please visit http://www.bostongumsurgery.com and call 781-312-6090.