Screening for Gum Disease in Washington DC
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a progressive bacterial infection of the gums. It is the leading cause of tooth loss and it is estimated to affect 25-50% of the worlds population. There is robust evidence associating it with systemic diseases such as; cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
We closely monitor all patients for periodontal disease at every appointment. It is important to catch the disease in its early stages to prevent bone loss and systemic pathology.
Common signs of gum disease include:
- swollen or tender gums
- receding gum line
- bleeding gums
- tooth loss
- bad breath
- shifting teeth
If you have noticed any changes to your oral health please inform Dr. Robbins at your next appointment. Call (202) 863-0688 to schedule your exam today!