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

Signs You May Need to Visit a Periodontist Today

Posted on 12/5/2022 by Dr. Boustany
Signs You May Need to Visit a Periodontist TodayPeriodontics symptoms are easily seen. In that situation, it may be time to visit a periodontist: sensitivity to cold and warm temperatures, more plaque buildup than usual, bleeding gums, receding gums, and persistent bad breath. Periodontal disease is an infection that will cause tooth loss if left untreated. Seeking treatment as soon as possible if you are managing any of these symptoms is essential.

Sensitivity To Cold and Warm Temperatures

When you have developed gum disease, you may find that your teeth are more sensitive to cold and warm temperatures. It is because the gums around your teeth are not as healthy and strong as they used to be. Gums are the ones that protect your teeth from temperature changes. When they are not healthy, your teeth will be more sensitive to temperature changes. If you notice these symptoms, you must visit a periodontist as soon as possible.

Bleeding Gums

Gums are meant to be firm and pink. If they are red and bleed easily, it could signify gingivitis. It is the initial part of gum disease and can usually be reversed with professional cleaning and improved at-home oral care. When not treated on time, gingivitis can turn into periodontitis. Gingivitis is often caused by plaque, a sticky film of food and bacteria that constantly forms on your teeth. Plaque when not removed can harden and form tartar, which is harder to remove.

Receding Gums

These are one of the most common signs you may need to consult with a periodontist. If gums are pulling away from the teeth, it's time to give us a call. We can help determine the cause and work with you on a treatment plan which includes scaling, root planing, and other deep-cleaning methods.

Our dental clinic is a great place to get your teeth checked. Our periodontists are experts in their field and can help you with any gum problems you may have.
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