Gum disease is a serious oral health condition that can claim your teeth and even put your wellness at risk.
If you’re diagnosed with gum disease, it means you have infections and inflammation in your periodontal ligaments and gum tissues. Infections and inflammation make it difficult for your gums to adhere to your teeth properly. This means loose and shifting teeth and teeth that appear longer than usual.
Fortunately, gum disease is mostly preventable with good oral care and regular dental visits.
Signs of Gum Disease
- Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth that does not get better with brushing
- Red, pocketed, or swollen gums that may be painful
- Loose or mobile teeth due to gum recession
- Bleeding gums, especially when brushing and flossing
Gingivitis is the early form of gum disease and the most treatable. With regular dental exams, your Ramsgate dentist can diagnose gingivitis and provide treatment to prevent periodontitis.
Periodontitis is treatable but typically not curable.
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Remember, you do not have to have all the symptoms to be diagnosed with gum disease. For this reason, regular dental checkups are essential.
To learn more or to arrange an evaluation in our dental clinic, we encourage your call.