Treating Gum Disease Early
Periodontal disease also known as gum disease affects a vast majority of the population and often times because patients avoid dental treatment the disease can end up growing into the advanced stages. Once gum disease has grown past the initial stage and gone into the advanced stage the effects of gum disease are no longer reversible. Also, your oral health is connected to your overall health and overtime the bacteria that developed from gum disease can enter the rest of the body through the bloodstream which can lead to other health issues and systemic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, or even pancreatic cancer. With this being said it’s very important to be sure that you are maintaining regularly scheduled visits with your dentist to be sure that you are not developing gum disease. For at home prevention review the symptoms you may be developing gum disease below:
Symptoms You May Be Developing Gum Disease
When it comes to gaining a better understanding of whether or not you are developing gum disease and the dangers of gum disease it is very beneficial to understand the symptoms that could indicate you may be developing gum disease:
+ Change in fit of bite or fit of dentures
+ Persistent halitosis
+ Sores appearing in and around the mouth
+ Pus developing between teeth and gum tissue
+ Teeth feel loose or feel like they are separating
+ Gum pulling away from teeth
+ Bleeding gums while flossing or brushing
+ Tender, swollen or painful gums
Dangers of Not Treating It Early On
In addition, to what was mentioned above when it comes to treating gum disease early on the benefits are endless. Specifically, the treatment plan for treating gum disease in its initial stage is less invasive and more manageable, and because of this it’s a less uncomfortable experience for the patient.
Make an Appointment
If you are experiencing any of the above-mentioned symptoms or if you feel as though you might be suffering from gum disease then it would be very beneficial if you reached out to our office to schedule your examination. Our periodontist will be able to provide you with an examination and treatment if needed.