What are the symptoms of periodontal disease?
- Red, swollen, sore gums,
- Gums that bleed when brushing and flossing
- Teeth that appear longer or become loose
- Large spaces that form between the teeth
- Gums that begin to pull away from the teeth
- Chronic bad breath
What will happen if I don’t neglect gum disease symptoms?
If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss and other health problems, including heart disease and diabetes. If you’re pregnant, having periodontal disease is also linked to premature birth or low birth weight. Your smile’s health affects the overall health of your body.
Is gum disease treatable?
Gum disease is both preventable and treatable. Today’s periodontal treatments provide you with a variety of options that are gentle, safe, and effective.
Which specialist do I need to see if i have gum problem??
If you have been diagnosed with gingivitis or gum disease, your PERIODONTIST can help you determine what treatment best meets your needs.
Periodontal treatments include: Non-surgical treatment (Deep cleaning/Scaling & root planing);
Periodontal surgery , Dental implants At-home care (Regular & proper brushing & Flossing)
Am I at risk of having periodontal disease?
You may be at risk of having periodontal disease if you smoke or use tobacco products, do not brush your teeth or floss regularly, have health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or osteoporosis, or if several of your family members have had gum disease: it can, in some cases, be genetic.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of gum disease, schedule an appointment with your dentist, who can help determine if treatment is necessary and put you across to a Periodontist(gum specialist)