We all know that an important part of dental care is brushing our teeth regularly and ensuring our pearly whites are in good condition. However, it's also important to keep our gums in good condition!
When we don't take proper care of our gums, we can develop gum disease that can cause major dental problems and lead to expensive restorative treatments. Let's take a look at a few common gum disease symptoms that might indicate it's time to call a dental clinic in Delta.
Your Gums Are Bleeding
If you notice that your gums tend to bleed when you brush your teeth, there's a good chance that your dental health, and more importantly, your gum health, is suffering. Bleeding gums is one of the earliest signs of gum disease so if you notice this happening when going about your oral hygiene routine, make sure to check in with your dentist right away.
Your Gums Are Tender
Tender or swollen gums are indicators that you might be developing gingivitis. Plus, if you notice the swelling seems to linger for more than a day or two, it's definitely a sign that something's amiss. Make sure to call your dentist to rule out gum disease or infection.
You Have Bad Breath
Have you been brushing your teeth and using mouthwash only to find that you can't seem to get rid of your morning breath? If so, it could be that decaying gums are causing your foul odour.
If you notice that you've got bad breath, it's time to visit the dentist. We will be able to tell you if tooth decay, bacteria, or gum disease is to blame.
Your Gums Are Receding
Another indicator that you have gum disease is if you notice that your gums are starting to recede and move away from your teeth. As soon as you spot more of your teeth showing than before, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist to see what's going on.
Your Teeth Are Loose
While we may sometimes need a tooth extraction, unless the doctor is removing your tooth for medical reasons there is no reason why you should be losing teeth as an adult. If you notice that your teeth are wiggly, it could signify that you have advanced gum disease.
Your Bite Has Changed
When you bite down do your teeth fit together or are they uncomfortable or off-center somehow? If your teeth seem to have moved, it could be that gum disease has caused them to shift slightly. Speaking with a dentist can rule out gum disease as the cause of this issue.
Prevent the Onset of Gum Disease
If you notice any of these signs and symptoms of gum disease, it's important to get them addressed immediately. Failure to do so could lead to serious health issues that require expensive treatment or even surgery.
Worried about your gum health? Get in touch with the team at Nordel Dental Clinic! We'll get you set up with an appointment to take a look at your gums and nip gum disease in the bud.