Oral Health | Gum Disease Pt. 1

Periodontal Disease: Common Symptoms

You should understand the words “periodontal disease” and “gum disease” are used interchangeably. Periodontal disease is an infection in your gums which harm the soft tissue and also hurts the bone that supports your teeth. Periodontal disease may result in tooth loss and raise your likelihood of heart attack or stroke and may trigger other significant health conditions. 

There are many forms of periodontal disease. Chronic periodontal disease is one of the most typical, which mainly impacts adults but can certainly affect young people as well.

It’s important to recognize that your oral health affects your whole health. It is necessary to understand that, the faster you seek treatment for gum disease, the better your chances are of fixing the damage. You will eliminate the uncomfortable problems, and prevent additional harm to your mouth.

To be sure you are not at risk for periodontal disease, visit your dentist. You should also be aware of any signs, including:

- Swollen gums
- Receding gums (teeth appear longer)
- Bad breath
- Bright red gums
- Tender gums
- Teeth that are loose
- New spaces between teeth
- Bad taste in your mouth even after cleaning or flossing

Periodontal disease is uncomfortable and will likely have greater health effects, but it is treatable. 

Do you show signs of gum disease? 

If you think you may have gum disease or are at risk, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Florian.