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Gum Disease: How to Tell If You Need to See a Periodontist
Gum Disease: How to Tell If You Need to See a Periodontist Gum disease affects a vast majority of the population on a yearly basis and for someone it affects them on a very severe level. However, there are also milder cases of gum disease. Therefore, whether or not the gum disease is mild or severe it should still be viewed as a cause for concern. If you feel as though you may be experiencing some symptoms of gum disease, then the best thing to do would be to reach out to your periodontist to schedule an appointment so you can be examined and properly diagnosed. To better understand if you’re in danger of developing gum disease its good to be know the symptoms: Swollen or Red Gums One of the most common symptoms that periodontal disease is beginning in a person is when swollen or red gums is persistent in the patients mouth for more than one to two days. Also, if there are any instances of unexplained bleeding in the patient’s mouth these are also clear indicators of gum disease. Gum Recession When gum recession begins to occur, this is the results of the bacteria in a patient’s mouth negatively impacting the gums so that they begin to recede. When gum recession occurs, this exposes the root of the gum making it easier for bacteria to get into the roots and for teeth to become loose or fall out. Additional Symptoms There are many more symptoms that indicate the presence of gum disease. If you notice any of the following, then take note and see a periodontist.Excessive, unexplained pain while eating, Teeth are overly sensitive to cold or hot temperatures, Changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite down, Persistent halitosis, Teeth feel loose, You have a family history of periodontal disease, or Deep pockets exist between your gums and your teeth. Schedule Your Appointment If you feel as though you may be developing periodontal disease then it would be very beneficial if you reached out to our office to schedule an appointment with our periodontist to have your mouth examined and if needed to get the proper treatment for your gum disease.