Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can have serious consequences not just for your dental health but your overall health. If you notice any of the following warning signs, we recommend scheduling a visit with our team!
- Change in Gum Color
- Gum Bleeding
- Receding Gums & Loose Teeth
- Persistent Bad Breath
Healthy gums are supposed to be pink, so if you start to notice that your gums appear bright red, dark red, or even purplish, that can be a sign that they are not as healthy as they should be.
It’s normal to accidentally brush too hard every once in a while and notice a little blood. However, if your gums bleed frequently or every time you brush, that is not a sign of healthy gums. Sores or pus on the gums or in between teeth can occur as well. You should be able to gently brush your teeth and gums without noticing any blood.
If your gums look puffy or swollen or if they are tender to the touch, these indicate they are irritated and inflamed.
As tartar begins to collect underneath the gumline, the gums can begin to pull away from the teeth and expose more of each tooth. Should the gums recede too much, the teeth will not be as stable as they should be, and they can begin to feel loose. When periodontal disease becomes advanced, it can actually lead to one or more teeth falling out.
If you notice that your breath is not as fresh as usual or you often have a bad taste in your mouth, it could indicate gum disease.
Periodontal Therapy & More at Serenity Dental Studio
Treating your gum disease and improving your oral health habits is critical to preserve your natural teeth and jawbone and protect yourself from infection. We recommend improving your oral care routine, drinking more water, consuming a balanced diet, and visiting us here at Serenity Dental Studio for help improving your gum health. Contact us to schedule a visit with our team so we can examine your mouth and develop a personalized care plan based on your unique needs!