Do you know the common tell-tale signs of the early stages of gum disease?
The early warning signs of gum disease may include red, swollen or tender gums or bleeding while brushing, flossing or eating hard food.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms, book in for a Checkup and Clean as soon as possible.
What can you expect from your Perfect Smile visit?
When visiting Perfect Smile for gum disease treatment (this can include gingivitis and periodontal), you will receive a thorough evaluation and cleaning of your teeth and gums.
Your Perfect Smile dentist will examine your mouth for any signs of inflammation or infection, including redness, tenderness, bleeding, receding gums and bad breath.
Based on this examination, we will give you any necessary treatment for infection, along with professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup. Regular checkups are essential to spot and treat gum disease early.
What if I leave gum disease untreated?
Gum disease can impact your health in many ways, and can lead to more severe complications if left untreated.
Not being able to chew your food sufficiently can lead to gastrointestinal disorders and disease. Poor dental health also increases the risk of bacterial infection in the bloodstream, and gum disease has been linked to heart disease.
So if you notice any symptoms of gum disease (bleeding, bad breath, redness, receding gums), then it is important to seek dental care as soon as possible.
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Frequently Asked Questions
To prevent gum disease, it’s important to brush and floss regularly, use mouthwash, avoid tobacco products, and have regular dental check-ups. A balanced diet and reducing stress levels can also help prevent gum disease.
Yes, gum disease is a serious condition and can have significant negative impacts on oral and overall health.
Gum disease has been linked to a number of serious health issues including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory disease, and other conditions.
The long-term effects of untreated gum disease can include tooth loss, receding gums, chronic bad breath, and an increased risk for serious health issues such as heart disease and stroke. Additionally, gum disease has been linked to pregnancy complications and lower birth weights in babies.
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