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Gum disease is a serious oral and medical condition that afflicts millions of Americans each year. In fact, the American Dental Association estimates that 47 percent of people over the age of 30 have some degree of gum disease. The Centers for Disease Control also published research findings that 64 percent of people over the age of 65 have moderate to severe gum disease issues.

Gingivitis is the earliest manifestation of gum disease. This modest level of infection and inflammation is often a result of hardened tartar near the gumline. Early symptoms include red or inflamed gums or gums that tend to bleed easily when brushing and flossing. This often happens in concert with chronic bad breath.

With early treatment, your Professional Dental & Implant Center dentist, Dr. Yakov Royzman & Karina Zaygermakher, can often help you treat the condition by conducting a thorough dental cleaning and encouraging you to improve your oral hygiene routine.

If gingivitis is untreated, it can develop into the serious form of gum disease known as periodontitis. This can cause rather significant complications that could even require surgical intervention.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of gingivitis in New York, New York, or if you have concerns about your oral health and hygiene, you should call Professional Dental & Implant Center at (212) 579-0552 to have it diagnosed and treated.