Gum Disease, also called Periodontal Disease, is one of the most common and potentially destructive problems we encounter. It affects over 75% of adults over 35 and is responsible for about 70% of adult tooth loss. Periodontal Disease has also been tied to serious health conditions such as Heart Disease, Lung Disease, and Stroke, among others.
Support your gum health by following the Daily 4 - brush, floss, rinse chew. Adding these actions into your daily self-care regimen will help prevent Periodontal Disease from forming. It's also important to monitor for signs of Gum Disease between visits.
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
- Red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouth
- Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard foods
- Gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, causing the teeth to look longer than before
- Loose or separating teeth
- Sores in your mouth
- Persistent bad breath
- A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
- A change in the fit of partial dentures
What to do if you persistently have some of these symptoms?
If you persistently see some of the above symptoms, you likely have some form of gum disease. Periodontal disease is a progressive disorder, which means it's essential to catch and treat as early as possible. In the early stages, there are some easy and minimally invasive fixes we can employ. Please call or request a visit online to arrange an examination with one of our dentists.