When most people think of their dental health, they focus on preventing cavities and what symptoms are associated with the condition. While tooth decay is a serious issue, gum disease should not go overlooked. Gum disease is common and can still affect people with otherwise good health, so it’s important to recognize the symptoms and what you can do to treat it. With the expert help of our resident dentist Julie Elessawi, DDS and with treatments like Eatontown periodontal therapy, you can learn more about gum disease, how to prevent it, and what can be done to treat it.
Tooth decay and gum disease often go hand in hand, which is why it is so important to remember just how to better prevent both. Brushing between meals, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash everyday, having a healthy diet and avoiding cavity causing foods and habits can do a lot to reduce your chances of developing either condition. It is also important to remember biannual dental cleanings as well. Here with Julie Elessawi, DDS, you can receive comprehensive dental care whether you are coming in for a checkup or whether you suspect you have gum disease. Dr. Elessawi will look for signs of dental issues, such as disease or decay, during every visit. But if you feel that you are showing symptoms of either condition, you should schedule an emergency visit instead of waiting for your next checkup. Some symptoms associated with gum disease include swollen, tender, red, and sometimes bleeding gums. Your gums may feel sensitive, and bleed often or when you brush. They may feel inflamed to the touch and look darker in color than normal. If you have gum disease, Dr. Elessawi can perform the Eatontown periodontal therapy you need to restore your health and alleviate your symptoms.
To schedule your appointment with Julie Elessawi, DDS for Eatontown periodontal therapy, just call our offices. We are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, take various forms of payment and we accept most major dental insurance plans so you can comfortably get the care you need.