Taking Action Against Poor Periodontal Health
Posted November 11, 2016 by Wager-Evans Dental
A healthy set of teeth is vital to good oral health, but there are other problems that can hurt your condition. One problem you should be concerned about is poor gum health. The early stages of gum disease can be expressed through symptoms like reddened periodontal tissue, swelling, or bleeding. You could start to see a recession in your gum line, and you may suffer chronic bad breath. As the condition grows severe, bone and soft tissue damage can create more complicated problems, and increase your risk for tooth loss! Your dentist can offer help for your poor periodontal condition by offering you a Perio Tray, which allows you to give targeted care to your gums.
Gum disease can be overlooked by patients because it is not painful, but its effects are worth your time and concern. Untreated gum disease will eventually do enough damage to cause tooth loss – this is actually the most likely reason a person will lose teeth as an adult. Taking care of your gums can also help with problems like a receding gum line, or bad breath.
Putting more effort into preventive dental care can reduce your risk for a number of concerning issues. Part of your defense against gum disease should be careful brushing and flossing. These actions also help reduce your risk for having a cavity. You should also think about the ways in which regular dental visits are good for your oral health. You can be warned of possible issues like gum disease. Your dentist can also stop a cavity sooner, and save you from needing a root canal treatment down the line.