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Chad M. Boustany D.D.S., M.S.

Easy Ways to Recognize Early Gum Disease

Posted on 8/23/2021 by Dr. Boustany
Easy Ways to Recognize Early Gum DiseaseGum disease is a surprisingly sneaky condition. Its onset is gradual and, most times, painless. However, Gum disease can lead to severe gum damage and eventual tooth loss when left unchecked. Therefore, it should be treated as an urgent matter. This is because recognizing a gum infection early will help you a great deal in fighting its spread. Luckily, your teeth and gums will give symptoms that we can use to diagnose and fight the disease. Signs such as bad breath, bleeding gums, plaque build-up, and swollen gums are all signs we can use.

Bad Breath

There are many causes of bad breath: gum disease is one of the leading causes. Infected gums harbor bacteria that cause your breath to have a foul smell. One of the easiest ways to get the scent of your breath is to put on a mask and breathe through your mouth. If you find the smell of your breath unpleasant, it's time to visit our offices.

Plaque Build-Up

Plaque collecting and hardening on the surface of your teeth is one of the leading causes of gum disease. It is also one of the leading causes of the gum recession. Suppose you notice excess plaque build-up; we recommend you come in for cleaning.

Swollen Gums

Swollen gums are one of the first signs of an infection. You should be able to use your tongue to feel around your gums. A swollen area is easily detectable this way.

Bleeding Gums.

Bleeding is a sign of your gums in distress. The sight of blood when brushing or flossing your teeth should warn you of gum disease.

Therefore, your dental health should be of paramount importance to you. However, getting the right people for the job is also essential. Our professionals are better placed to help you get rid of your gum disease. To avoid further complications, book an appointment with us today.
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