Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an oral health ailment in which you have suffered damage to your gums. If your gums are infected, it can lead to an issue that will not only lead to further infections throughout your mouth but can even cause eventual tooth loss. Gum disease is a progressive disease with many stages, including gingivitis at an early stage. With the coming of gum disease, several signs and symptoms are often present.
Typically, if you’re showing signs of gum disease, there will be symptoms that are noticeable and directly linked to gum disease. However, just because you aren’t showing any symptoms, does not mean you’re not suffering from gum tissue infection. If you are showing any of the following symptoms you should visit your dentist to determine if a gum tissue infection is indeed present:
– Bleeding gums: If you routinely have gums that bleed excessively while eating or brushing your teeth, it could be a sign of gum disease.
– Tooth sensitivity: An increase of tooth sensitivity with teeth moving out of position, sliding around, changing position or separating are all signs of gum disease.
– Halitosis: If you routinely suffer from bad breath and it continues to return even after treatments are given, it could be linked to an underlying condition including an infection in your gums.
– Abnormal or uncharacteristic gums: If your gums are not operating as normal or you notice that you have excessive swelling, tenderness, inflammation, or sensitivity with your gums, could be linked to gum disease.
– Gum recession: If you suffer from gum recession, which is a condition in which more surface area of a tooth is present, oftentimes it is related to a stage of gum disease.
– Miscellaneous visual clues: If you noticed that you have pus, sores, or any other abnormal markings on your gums, it could be a sign that there’s an underlying condition that needs to be treated.
The time is now to enhance your smile with periodontal care from Dr. Jack Schwarcz in Center Line, Michigan. Our team at Eastside Periodontics wants your gums to remain healthy, so call us at 586-757-5454 to book an appointment.