Periodontal disease is a common but utterly preventable condition. Unfortunately many people will ignore the early warning signs or don’t realize their importance. This allows periodontal disease to progress unchecked until it reaches a stage where it has caused significant destruction, by which time it is far more difficult to maintain periodontal disease treatment. Another problem with periodontal disease is that the early signs are often easy to miss which is why you might also hear gum disease being referred to as the silent disease.
Regular Dental Care Greatly Reduces Your Risk
If you visit a dentist regularly or have chosen to have regular periodontal evaluations at D&D Periodontal Associates then it’s far more likely that any early symptoms will be picked up, at which stage they can be easily to achieve periodontal disease treatment. If you are unable to see a dentist regularly then what are the early signs you should be looking out for?
Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
One of the most common symptoms is noticing your gums have begun to bleed. Periodontal disease is an infection caused by bacteria in your mouth and the infection creates an inflammatory response causing your gums to become more fragile, so they are likely to bleed easily, usually when you brush or floss. At the same time, the inflammation in your gums can lead to them becoming swollen and red and they might feel sore to touch. Ideally, you need to catch periodontal disease at this stage, when it is a condition called gingivitis and is easily curable. Periodontal disease treatment can often be simply done with a professional cleaning combined with increased oral care at home.
Ignoring or failing to notice these early signs will allow gingivitis to develop into periodontitis, a form of gum disease that is often chronic so it will require ongoing treatment to keep it under control.By this stage your tooth roots may have become exposed as the gum tissues around your teeth are destroyed and recede. The problem with gum recession is that it can make your teeth and gums very difficult to keep clean. This is because of the deep pockets, called periodontal pockets that develop in between your teeth and gums and which can be too deep to be properly cleaned with a toothbrush. As the disease becomes worse you may notice you have a nasty taste in your mouth that fails to go away or even that your teeth have begun to become loose.
Periodontal Disease Treatment and Procedure
Here at D&D Periodontal Associates, we urge you to come and see us if you think you may have any of these symptoms or if you’d simply like a thorough periodontal evaluation. Good gum health is vitally important, helping to preserve your teeth and protecting your general health. Periodontal disease has been associated with numerous serious health conditions which is why it’s so vital not to ignore any signs of this condition. Our periodontists are highly experienced and can provide you with the very latest periodontal disease treatment, giving you the best possible chance of enjoying good gum health and teeth that are stable and long-lasting.