GUM DISEASE

People don’t always consider gums and the important part they play in your overall health. Unhealthy gums could have serious health consequences. Gums are tissue that protect and support the bones of your teeth. They protect these bones from bacteria and play a part in cardiovascular disease and respiratory problems. You want to do everything possible to prevent gum disease or to spot it early and reverse the symptoms.

 

While very serious, gum disease is preventable and treatable if handled properly. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is mostly caused by plaque and bacteria buildup that goes undetected especially in its early stages. Other causes of periodontal disease include tobacco use, teeth grinding, some medications, and genetics.

People don’t always consider gums and the important part they play in your overall health. Unhealthy gums could have serious health consequences. Gums are tissue that protect and support the bones of your teeth. They protect these bones from bacteria and play a part in cardiovascular disease and respiratory problems. You want to do everything possible to prevent gum disease or to spot it early and reverse the symptoms.

 

While very serious, gum disease is preventable and treatable if handled properly. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is mostly caused by plaque and bacteria buildup that goes undetected especially in its early stages. Other causes of periodontal disease include tobacco use, teeth grinding, some medications, and genetics.

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease, and, if detected, can be effectively treated. Gingivitis left untreated, though, can worsen making it more dangerous to one’s health and more complicated to treat. In addition, it is one of the first signs of poor oral health and the symptoms should act as a warning that you need to visit your dentist and immediately implement a more extensive oral health treatment strategy. When it comes to gum disease, the situation can develop quickly. You could experience symptoms ranging from swollen gums to painful tissue damage. Understanding gum disease and recognizing the symptoms can help prevent further issues.

 

Gums are a vital part of protecting and supporting teeth. Gum tissue infections can have devastating and costly results, including tooth loss. Most people who are suffering from gum disease might not realize it because it can be mild or even painless at first.

 

Advanced gum disease is a serious condition whose symptoms include tooth and even bone loss. Treatment options range from scaling and root planing (SRP), pocket reduction procedures, gum grafts, and regenerative procedures to address bone damage. Brushing your teeth regularly and dental checkups twice a year will help prevent gingivitis and more severe cases of periodontal disease.

SIGNS OF GUM DISEASE

There are many signs to indicate if you are suffering from any stage of gum disease. Here are the more common ones:

 

  • Red, irritated or swollen gums
  • Gums that easily bleed
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Loose teeth, or loss of teeth
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity
  • Receding gum line
  • Abscessed teeth

 

Being a patient of Georgian Dental® in Barrie, Ontario means you have access to dental consultations with one of our dental professionals at no cost or risk. So, if you are unsure if you are showing signs of gum disease or are experiencing any of the symptoms, then request your free no-obligation dental consultation below.

Gum Disease Consultation

If you are experiencing any symptoms of gum disease, or are already suffering with it, don’t worry, we can help – book your consult today.