3 Signs You Could Be Dealing With Gum Disease
Posted July 20, 2016 by Wager-Evans Dental
Putting a timely stop to gum disease is vital to your long-term oral health. When gum disease advances to the stage of periodontitis, it can cause soft tissue and bone around a tooth’s base to deteriorate. This creates a risk that you will lose the tooth, or need to have it extracted. Unfortunately, at this stage the infection can require serious professional work to keep under control. If you have gingivitis (a form of gum disease in the earlier stages) you should take steps to halt this infection. A Perio Tray will help you address an infection, so that you can restore your gum health. If you have already suffered tooth loss because of periodontitis, your dentist can offer a prosthetic, such as a dental bridge. You could also receive help from a dental implant.
Bad breath can be embarrassing, but it can also be a clue that you have a problem with your gums. Talk to your dentist if you have been dealing with chronic halitosis.
If your gums tend to bleed when you brush and floss, you may be dealing with an infection in your periodontal tissue. At-home care can help you clear away bacteria that can cause gum disease.
Pay attention to how your teeth look at the base of your gums. You might notice that over time, some teeth seem more “exposed” by a moving gum line. This recession can be caused by an infection, though other factors can also cause this to happen.