Gum Disease Warning Signs

By January 10, 2017August 12th, 2018Blog, Periodontic Services

If you’ve been told that you have some form of gum disease, there is no need to be ashamed, and you’re not alone. Many Americans have been diagnosed with either gingivitis or the more severe form called periodontitis.

 

Prevention of gum disease

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Understanding what you can do and what to look for are very important factors to prevent some of the more serious consequences of gum disease. Red flags include red swollen gums, gums that bleed, and damage to the bones that support the teeth.

The more you know about gum disease, the better equipped you’ll be to prevent it if you don’t already have it and combat it if you do.

One of the first steps is to understand the warning signs for either type of this all too common problem.

Loose teeth

If you find that you have some teeth that you would expect to be healthy but are loosening up, you may be on the way to having a severe gum disease problem. Our 7 Day Dental professionals will be able to start a treatment regime that works by getting a history of your habits. Finding the underlying conditions that may be risk factors like smoking will help us to determine the best course of treatment.

Receding gums

Gum disease usually shows up in your 30s and 40s, and you can self-check your own gums for any sign of inflammation. If you find you have this symptom, we suggest you book an appointment with us right away using our convenient online template.

Tender or bleeding gums

Because we are dedicated to making sure you have a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime, we make it our business to make your visits as comfortable and efficient as possible. That dedication includes an in-house periodontics expert that specializes in gum disease.

Pus between the gums and teeth

One of the other important things you need to remember with our services is the fact we are open every day of the week. That means we can look after any of your periodontal disease concerns quickly and efficiently. Our cornerstones are respect, consideration, and care for each and every client.

Prevention is better than cure

Keep in mind that we suggest an ounce of prevention is worth a gram of cure and the best way to prevent periodontal disease is to adopt a healthy oral hygiene regime at home. Along with brushing and flossing after every meal, you should schedule an appointment to see one of our periodontics specialists in Orange County several times a year. Staying ahead of gum disease is all about having the combined effort between your personal oral hygiene habits and our professional services.