Are You Ignoring Symptoms Of Gum Disease?

Are You Ignoring Symptoms Of Gum Disease?

Posted January 20, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental

What would it take you to schedule a trip to see your dentist? Hopefully, you are keeping up with regular dental visits, and already have a future appointment set. Unfortunately, not everyone maintains that commitment to their oral health. For some, a trip to the dentist is only necessary when they have a problem, and are worried about a cavity. A cavity certainly does call for your dentist’s attention, but it is not the only condition they can help with. You should also be watching your gums for signs of periodontal disease. As a condition starts to develop, your dentist can offer help with a Perio Tray, which will allow you to combat an infection at home.

What Can Happen When You Overlook Oral Health Problems

Ignoring a problem that affects a tooth, or one that affects your gums, can leave you at risk for a more severe issue in the near future. That tooth pain you are trying not to think about? It could be a sign that a cavity has infiltrated your tooth, and could cause permanent harm if you do not receive a root canal treatment. Unaddressed gingivitis can progress into more serious gum disease, and complications from a more severe periodontal condition can lead to the damage of tissue supporting teeth. That deterioration of tissue can lead to tooth loss.

Keeping Up With Good Oral Care Can Protect Your Gums, Too

Good oral care habits can protect both your teeth and gums from harm. Part of your regimen should include preventive care from dental checkups, but you also need to take care to brush and floss effectively at home, and be mindful of the effects of your diet.