Do you notice blood on toothbrush? Do your gums seem swollen and tender? If you answered yes, you may have gum disease.
This condition is often painless, so you may not immediately notice it. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to more severe tooth problems.
Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease. The gums appear puffier and redder than usual. When pressed, your gums may bleed easily. If treated quickly, this mild condition can be reversed.
Periodontitis, also known as periodontal disease, is a chronic infection that affects the tissues and bones that surround the teeth. This more severe stage occurs when gingivitis is left untreated. Periodontitis is what dentists usually refer to when they speak of gum disease.
Gingivitis and periodontitis have these symptoms in common:
On top of these symptoms, periodontitis has more serious consequences.
Gum disease is caused by the accumulation of plaque, a thin layer of leftover food and bacteria in your mouth. This plaque develops if you do not clean your teeth properly.
Eventually, plaque hardens into tartar, which forms beneath your gum line. The resulting infection will affect the gums and cause gum disease.
Here are some risk factors for gum diseases:
Your dentist will check the medical history of yours and examine the mouth. Check the plaques and tartar formation, and bleeding. Then take X-Ray image of teeth for the deep observation.
Treatment may involve any of the following procedures:
A regular dental checkup is essential for the prevention of gum disease. Healthy gums appear pink and firm. Always keep your gums clean and healthy to avoid bacteria from damaging your teeth.
Del Mar Family dentistry offers expert consultation and advanced gum disease treatments by specialists. Book your appointment now by calling us at (303) 577-0062 or schedule an appointment online!
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