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Should You Always Watch for Signs of Early Gum Disease?

Posted on 8/9/2021 by David Mugford
Should You Always Watch for Signs of Early Gum Disease?Gum disease is best prevented by regular oral healthcare, but it is essential always to stay mindful of early gum disease signs to prevent progression. If gum disease continues to develop, it can lead to more severe conditions both in the mouth and the body. Gum disease is caused when plaque builds up in the teeth and gums, creating toxins that then damage the gums and surrounding areas.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

There are many symptoms that can lead mean gum disease is beginning to develop in the mouth. Preventative treatment can help limit the progression of gum disease. Early symptoms of gum disease include bleeding, red, swollen, or tender gums, or gums that are starting to pull away from the teeth. Frequent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may also be symptoms. Pus may develop between the teeth and gums, teeth may begin to feel loose, and there may be other changes in your bite or the fit of your dentures. If you notice any of these symptoms, it is important to identify the most appropriate treatment to make sure the symptoms don't become unmanageable.

Gum Disease Prevention

The most important aspect of prevention is daily oral hygiene to make sure that bacteria and food particles are removed. Periodontal maintenance can be helpful in making sure that the disease doesn't progress. Brushing and flossing the recommended two times a day is also important in maintaining oral health. It is important to continue with yearly cleanings and exams.

A periodontal maintenance cleaning may be needed to reduce the effects of existing signs and symptoms. If you have questions about gum disease or the early signs and symptoms, or you feel like you may need a maintenance cleaning or exam, please call our office, and we can help.
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