With more and more people presenting with gum disease it’s important that patients are visiting their dentist every six months for checkups. Since gum disease doesn’t always cause symptoms sometimes these checkups are the only way for our North Attleborough, MA, dentist Dr. Arkady Naiman to catch this issue early on when it can either be reversed or easily managed.
Of course, here are some warning signs and symptoms that you absolutely should not ignore if they happen to you.
Bleeding gums: This is one of the most common symptoms of a gum infection. While it’s normal for there to be some bleeding when you first start a flossing regimen it’s important to recognize that if bleeding continues whenever you brush and floss that you need to see your North Attleborough, MA, general dentist as soon as possible.
Red, swollen, or tender gums: This is another classic symptom of gum disease and while everything from burning your mouth on hot food and cutting your gums can lead to redness or tenderness, if this symptoms is widespread then you’ll want to have the problem checked out immediately.
Receding gums: Again, there are a few reasons why your gums may be receding; however, to prevent the problem from getting worse you should see a dental professional. Receding gums, or gums that pull away from the teeth will suddenly make teeth appear longer and may even expose tooth roots, which can lead to increased tooth sensitivity.
Along with these three top symptoms you may also notice persistent and unexplained bad breath, you may notice a change in the way your teeth fit when you bite or if you have dental work or dentures you may also notice a change in the fit of your dentures. These are also warning signs. If you have other problems like pus between the gums or loose teeth, see your dentist right away.
Advanced Dental Care is proud to provide thorough dental care to patients living in Plainville, Foxborough, and North Attleborough, MA. Call our office today if you are noticing any of the telltale symptoms of gum disease.