Early Gum Disease is Painless, So What Are the Signs?
Posted on 10/20/2019 by Dr. Dennison
Gum disease is one of those infections that do not like to “make noise”. It creeps into your mouth and continues to weaken your oral health if you are not on your guard. This is because it is painless in the initial stages. However, if you are keen and pay close attention, you can catch it and reverse it before it turns grave and some of your teeth have to go.
What Are The Initial Signs Of Gum Disease?
The first sign that will let you know something might be wrong is if you have swollen gums that are red in color. The second thing you'll notice is that the swollen gums bleed easily. This means that even without using a lot of force on your toothbrush, your spit always seems to have some blood in it. Another early sign is having bad breath. Taking a bite of food that has gone bad will produce a similar result.
However, if you still have bad breath even after regular brushing and flossing, then it could be an indication of gum disease. The last sign on the early bunch is having gums that have pulled away from your teeth.
When Can I Be Sure That This Is Gum Disease?
In case the initial signs are unclear and you are still unsure what's happening with your teeth, then let's discuss the signs that always seal the deal. Pus between the teeth and gums is a clear indicator that you require checking. This is normally followed by teeth loosening.
You will begin to also notice a change in how they fit when biting. The gum shifting causes some apparent re-arrangement of the teeth. Don't wait until your teeth are loosened and have to be extracted.
Give us a call today if you have noticed any of these signs and help us help you maintain perfect oral health.