Nothing Romantic About Gum Disease

As we creep closer and closer to Valentine’s Day, you can’t shake that nagging feeling.

It’s that pain in your gums – it just won’t seem to go away. Your gums are puffy and uncomfortable whenever you go to brush, and you shudder at the thought of how they’ll hold up under the scrutiny of a Valentine’s Day kiss.

But that feeling you can’t shake – it’s more than just physical pain; it’s anxiety over the state of your smile on the most romantic night of the year.

Pain in your mouth can pose a very difficult set of problems that aren’t purely physical. I see the emotional toll that issues like gum disease can take on my patients, and you’re probably no different.

When you have a problem with your gums or your teeth, the pain will come in different forms, not the least of which is emotional pain over a loss of confidence. The worst part is that you know your Valentine will be just as disappointed in your smile as you are, but with less than two weeks away, time is slipping away from you to fix it in time.

While you are indeed cutting it short by waiting this long to do something about it, I need you to come in for an examination and a revolutionary gum disease treatment before the damage grows even worse.

 

Healthy Gums Make Healthy Smiles

 

You might be wondering “My teeth are fine. So what if my gums are a little red?”

Gum disease happens when bacteria is allowed to grow and fester inside of pockets beneath your gum line. After a certain point, it won’t matter how attractive your teeth may be in the moment, because if you fail to get treatment then at some point in your future you could be looking at any of the following symptoms:

 

  • Loose, shifting teeth
  • Painful chewing
  • Hypersensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks
  • Receding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Missing teeth

 

These symptoms are completely avoidable if you seek treatment now. That way, you can make sure your smile is at its healthiest and most attractive no matter if it’s Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or anywhere in between.

Indeed, a healthy smile is a gift that keeps on giving 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Similarly, an unhealthy smile ravaged by unchecked gum diseases will cause you constant pain and discomfort.

The most advanced cases of gum disease can harm more than just your oral health, as multiple studies have shown that the disease is linked to a variety of serious health conditions, from heart disease to stroke.

I don’t want you to wait for those problems to persist – and neither does your Valentine.

 

Why Lasers?

 

First and foremost, laser-based treatment of gum disease – which is also known as periodontitis – allows for faster healing times than traditional treatments of moderate or advanced forms of the disease. And in your case, you need every extra edge you can get.

Older, more traditional periodontal disease treatments can involve putting you under the knife, and the invasive nature of those procedures means a longer recovery period – not to mention added pain. At Marineland Dental Care, my staff and I are trained in the latest laser-based treatment techniques to get the job done right.

In about 2 weeks your gums will be fully healed or close to it – it just depends on how advanced your condition is, and the amount of infected tissue that requires treatment.

If necessary, I may also prescribe you some antibiotics to completely eradicate the nasty bacteria in your gums, and to ensure that the healing process goes as smoothly as possible and maximize periodontal disease prevention.

 

Making An Appointment To Save Your Smile

 

There is no reason why you should think that puffy red gums will go unnoticed by your Valentine. You are seriously risking your smile and your health if you waltz through Valentine’s Day without getting the treatment you need.

A simple laser gum disease treatment could mean the difference between romance and disappointment. The choice is yours. What will you do?

Please don’t jeopardize your health or your chances of romance any longer, and give me a call at 509-591-0515 to schedule an appointment while there is still time. You can also request an appointment online through this website.

The only thing that should be red on Valentine’s Day are roses, not your gums!

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