Your Checklist for Gum Disease Symptoms
As with many diseases, managing gum disease is a lifelong commitment. You can gain control of your oral health by taking action sooner than later. Often, the symptoms of gum disease sneak up so gradually that you may not realize, at first, that your oral health and your smile are in jeopardy.
We take a comprehensive approach to gum disease treatment at our Layton dental office because the impact on your overall health can have serious consequences. Research shows that having gum disease can negatively affect nearly every system in your body – including your brain!
If you ever suspect that something with your gums or your oral health, in general, has changed, we recommend that you contact us to schedule a comprehensive exam.
In the meantime, here is a checklist of signs and symptoms that you have gum disease:
- Stinging, burning, or painful gums
- Bleeding when you eat, brush, or floss
- Bad breath that lingers
- Recession, or your roots becoming visible
- Teeth sensitivity
- Teeth mobility, or moving
- Swollen, red, or irritated gum tissue
The causes of gum disease usually begin with neglect, but medications, medical conditions, and dry mouth can all contribute to the development of gum disease.
Each patient is different and has different needs. To determine the course of treatment that will work best for you, we will perform a periodontal evaluation. This involves measuring pockets that develop between your teeth and gums and looking for any bleeding points. Once we have enough information, we will design a periodontal treatment plan that can improve your oral health and maintain it over the years. Dental cleanings, periodontal treatment, a healthy diet, antibiotics, and impeccable home care can have you feeling great about your smile again.
If you suspect you need gum disease treatment, contact our Layton dental office to schedule an appointment. We provide gentle, patient-focused care.