One of the reasons that gum disease can be so dangerous is because the infection can spread long before you notice any of the common symptoms. 

By the time you do see the signs, like bleeding, swollen gums or loose, shifting teeth, it’s too late to reverse it entirely. You can only rely on effective gum disease treatment and routine dental cleanings to keep it under control so it doesn’t lead to tooth loss.

Here’s a retro PSA from the American Dental Association that reminds you why it’s so important to listen to the silent cries of your teeth!

So gum disease doesn’t sneak up on you, be sure to visit us every six months for a dental checkup!

Call Summit Dental at 201-366-7001 for our Hackensack office to schedule an appointment, or call at 201-347-1417 for our Tenafly office to schedule.