Many people have most likely heard from their dentist that they are at risk of gingivitis. This is unfortunately because many people in the United States fall as gum disease candidates. Gum disease is not a biased disease, meaning at any time, to any gender and age, you may become a gum disease sufferer. Gum disease is so prevalent in patients because many of the early signs and symptoms are missed or overlooked.
Another thing that everyone should be aware of is that without proper gum disease treatment, you will be at risk of having periodontal disease, which is a worsened state of gum disease, and even advanced periodontal disease.
If you begin to notice any of the listed signs and symptoms, you should seek dental treatment, at your earliest convenience to have this disease taken care of.
- Foul breath
- Bleeding gums when brushing
- Receding gum line
- Inflammation or redness
Something else that is important to be informed of is the risk factors that surround gum disease. If you fall under any of these categories, it is important to schedule routine dental checkups to ensure your oral health is maintained.
- Poor oral hygiene
- Smoking or any other tobacco use
- Systemic diseases
And finally, it is also extremely necessary to be knowledgeable on what it could mean to have advanced periodontal disease. This progressive disease can cause and has been linked to many different overall health issues. Many systemic health problems that coincide with advanced periodontal disease include, diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.
If you have noticed or have a lifestyle that includes any of the aforementioned, you should contact our office for dental assistance. We would be more than happy to schedule you an appointment for a routine oral checkup to ensure your health and hygiene stays in check. If you’re experiencing any pain or discomfort in the mouth, you should also not hesitate to contact us, as you may be facing other oral health conditions.