We often think of gum disease as a condition exclusive to adults, but this is not true. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums surrounding your teeth that can affect both children and adults. It is also virtually pain free, which is why many patients do not know they have the disease.
M. George Ayad, D.D.S, Ph.D. of Bergen County specializes in dental implants, regenerative and resective periodontal surgery, cosmetic periodontal surgery, gum tissue grafts, and laser periodontal surgery. Dr. Ayad expressed, “Educating my patients on the benefits of healthy gums is an important part of my practice philosophy.” There are three types of gum disease in children: Chronic gingivitis (which is common in children), aggressive periodontitis and generalized aggressive periodontitis (which may begin around puberty and involve the whole mouth).”
There are four basic signs that will alert you to periodontal disease in your child which include bleeding gums, puffiness, recession and bad breath that does not clear up with brushing and flossing. Dr. Ayad wants parents to know that early diagnosis is important for successful treatment of periodontal diseases, which is why it is important that children receive a comprehensive periodontal examination as part of their routine dental visits.
The most important preventive step against periodontal disease is to establish good oral health habits with your child with these basic preventive steps: establish good dental hygiene habits early (starting when your child is 12 months old), serve as a good role model, schedule regular dental visits, and check your child’s mouth for the signs of periodontal disease.
Periodontal and Implant Solutions, LLC is committed to offering clients high standards, education and prevention, uncompromising safety, and training and expertise that result in a positive experience. Dr. Ayad looks forward to serving patients at his new location.
12/3/2020 07:34:53 pm
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10/27/2021 08:18:26 pm
Thanks for this educational blog post! Gum disease, periodontal disease, and tooth decay can all be caused by poor dental care. Regular dental appointments may help you avoid these complications and preserve good oral health.
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