Gum disease is a condition caused in large part by neglecting to provide your teeth with the proper level of dental hygiene. We lead such busy lives that our teeth often suffer from a quick brushing in the morning and are neglected the rest of the day. When you do this for long enough, we know you will be sitting in our office with signs of gum disease looking for the best type of periodontal disease treatment to cure the problem.
You Should Be Checking Your Own Gums
While you can rely on our team of specialists to check your gums for any signs of periodontal disease or gum inflammation whenever you come in for a checkup, you should be inspecting your own gums. As you look in the mirror at your gums for any signs of periodontal inflammation or gum disease every day when you are standing at the bathroom sink brushing and flossing. Among the most common signs of periodontal disease are:
- Any changes in the color of your gums
- Gums that appear to be red where they meet your teeth
- Gums that bleed when you brush or floss
- Constant bad breath
- A metallic taste in your mouth
- Gums that appear to be puffy, sore, or shiny
- Teeth that seem to be sensitive for no reason
Come Visit Us
If you should see any of these symptoms of gum disease, you need to make an appointment to Dr. DeAndrade. Periodontal gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. However, with the right type of periodontal disease treatment we can reverse this condition and restore the health of your gums.
If you leave your periodontal gum disease untreated, your gums will only become more painful, swollen, and damaged. In time you may end up with an abscess forming in the area between two of your teeth, this can lead to tooth loss and the need for implants and gum grafting surgery.