Gum disease is a major disease that can have a major affect on your oral health as well as your overall health. With this being said if you feel as though you may be developing gum disease then it is very important that you seek gum disease treatment while it is still in its early stages. This is because when gum disease is still in its early stages it can be treated and managed, but if it is allowed to advance to more developed stages it can end up having a negative impact on your overall health. In order you better understand how periodontal disease can be identified review the information discussed in the paragraphs below:
How Can I Tell if I Have Gum Disease?
There are symptoms and signs to look out for in order to help you determine if you may be suffering from gum disease. To learn more
about these symptoms and signs please review the information below:
- Red, tender gum tissue
- Swollen gums
- Gums that bleed easily when scratched
- Gum tissue that has pulled back from tooth surfaces
Prevention Is the First Step
Although, gum disease treatment is highly effective the best thing to do is to practice prevention. This can be done by having good dental hygiene and maintaining good oral health. Meaning regular check-ups and dental cleanings. Also, brushing and flossing all of your teeth at least twice a day thoroughly.
Consult A Periodontist
While it’s important to be aware of the warning symptoms and signs that you may be developing gum disease it’s also important to reach out to our periodontist to schedule a consultation and examination.