Signs of Periodontal Disease

Just like any part of the body, our mouth needs routine attention too. Some don’t take this seriously until problems start to arise that will eventually lead to periodontal diseases.

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The first sign that you will see when you have a periodontal disease is gingivitis. Plaque and tartar that are not removed on our teeth become harmful. Bacteria can build up, causing inflammation of the gums. You will see that your gums turn red and swollen, and it is very susceptible to bleeding.  It is a mild form of gum disease that can easily be reversed when you brush and floss your teeth daily and by a regular cleaning visits with a dentist.


If you still did not give the required attention to your gingivitis, things will get worse and will lead to periodontitis.  This time, the inflammation is now around the tooth. The gums pull away from the tooth that will eventually form infected pockets.  If this is not treated, the chances that your tooth will be removed is very high because the bones, gums and connective tissues that support your tooth could be destroyed.

Other symptoms of Periodontal Diseases:

  • Bad breath and taste
  • Pain when chewing
  • Tooth sensitivity to temperature and pressure change
  • Loose teeth
  • Periodontal pockets that are detected by using a ruler called “probe”
  • Bone loss due to the formation of periodontal pockets
  • Abscess formation which is a later sign of the disease.

Taking your oral care for granted will lead to bigger problems– serious problems. That is why it is important to take care of it just as much as you take care of the other parts of your body. It is also important to have a professional to check for periodontal disease regularly.  If you think that you need to get help or just want to know more about periodontal diseases, make an appointment with Dr. DeAndrade of Anthem Periodontics and visit his office in Las Vegas, Nevada. He can surely answer all of your periodontal concerns. For more information, call (702) 562-9024.


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