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Unveiling the Silent Threat: Understanding Gum Disease with Rauzman Dental | Dentist Clifton

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At Rauzman Dental, we recognize that silence isn’t always golden, especially when it comes to your oral health. Periodontal (gum) disease, characterized by progressive inflammation of the gum tissue primarily caused by bacterial infection, can have serious repercussions if left untreated. Under the expert care of our dentist in Clifton, we shed light on the challenges of early detection and treatment.

Gum disease often begins and progresses silently, with minimal or no symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. This silent nature poses a significant challenge to timely intervention. It stems from bacterial plaque buildup between the teeth and gums, leading to inflammation and gum recession. Without prompt treatment, gum disease can exacerbate, resulting in increased gum recession, infections, and bone loss, ultimately becoming the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

Beyond its impact on oral health, gum disease extends its reach to affect overall health, with research highlighting links to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and other inflammatory illnesses. To combat gum disease, prioritize robust oral hygiene habits, including diligent brushing, flossing, mouthwash use, and regular dental examinations. Recognize your risk factors, such as age, tobacco use, genetics, stress, medications, grinding, obesity, or other inflammatory diseases, and consider scheduling an annual periodontal evaluation for proactive management.

While symptoms may remain latent until later stages, being vigilant for warning signs is crucial.

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Mouth pain
  • Bleeding gums during brushing, flossing, or eating hard foods
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Pus between gums or teeth
  • Mouth sores
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Receding gums or changes in bite

Although gum disease may start silently, its consequences can be profound if left untreated. While effective treatment is available once diagnosed, a complete cure remains elusive. Safeguard your oral and overall health with preventive care and regular periodontal screenings at Rauzman Dental. For more information or to schedule your periodontal screening with our dentist in Clifton, contact our office today. Your well-being is our priority, and we’re here to support you on your journey to optimal oral health.

Rauzman Dental
Phone: (973) 667-3515
6 Main Ave
Clifton, NJ 07014


Dentist Clifton


Clifton: (973) 667-3515

Clifton Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • (one Saturday per month - call for details)

Service Area:

Hawthorne, Clifton and surrounding areas.



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