We all know that it’s important to take care of our mouths.
While keeping your teeth straight, white, and shiny tends to get all of the attention, making sure your gums are healthy is just as important.
While gum disease may not seem like a big deal on the surface, the reality is that it can lead to tooth loss. Also, a few studies have even suggested there is a connection between gum disease and severe medical issues, such as heart disease and stroke.
What are the symptoms of gum disease?
You may also hear gum disease referred to as periodontal disease, with the mildest form being gingivitis. Gingivitis can cause bad breath, and if symptoms are not treated, it can lead to more severe conditions.
Here are some of the most common symptoms typically associated with gum disease:
Chronic bad breath
Sores in your mouth
Loose or separated teeth
Bleeding gums with normal brushing and flossing
And more. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, it’s important that you schedule an appointment with a dentist soon. If you’re in the Powder Springs area, Dr. Shaila Mohip and our team of dental professionals have a lot of experience treating periodontal disease.
How is it treated?
For mild to moderate cases, cleaning the pockets around the teeth and establishing a better oral hygiene routine is usually effective in treating gum disease. For advanced cases where tooth loss has occurred, more invasive procedures, such as dental implants and crowns, may be required.
If you are in or around the Lost Mountain area of Powder Springs, and are experiencing the signs and symptoms associated with gum disease, contact Shining Smiles today to schedule your professional dental exam.