It’s important to remember that periodontal disease is often extremely subtle in its early stages; that’s why attending regular checkups with a trusted dental team is so important. However, there are some common symptoms that patients should look out for, including:
Our personalized recommendation for your gum disease treatment will depend on the severity of your current condition, and may include the following:
As with many health conditions, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to keeping your gums and smile healthy.
You’ve probably heard the term gingivitis, which defines the early stage of gum disease. During this initial phase, the gums become swollen and red because harmful bacteria thrive between the teeth and infect the tissue.
Gingivitis can progress into this condition that results in the damage of soft tissue and loss of bone that supports your teeth.
In this stage, the bone tissue that holds your teeth is destroyed. This can lead to loose teeth that need to be removed, or eventually fall out on their own – leading to the need for dentures or dental implants.