Signs of Gum Disesase

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The health of your teeth is very important. Regular brushing, flossing, rinsing and visits to your Ottawa dentist are imperative for promoting and maintaining the best dental health possible. However, sometimes the best efforts may not be yielding the proper results and further analysis by your Ottawa dental professional is necessary to detect potential underlying issues.

Gum disease is an issue that is unfortunately very prevalent amongst people, yet very preventable. Here are some of the signs to look out for:

Bleeding: The first tell-tale sign of gum disease is the presence of blood on your toothbrush. If you happen to spot blood during and after brushing your teeth or while eating food, be cautious. Unexplained bleeding of the gums is most certainly the sign of gum disease and should not be ignored as it could be the first sign of a more serious underlying condition as well.

Loose teeth: Destruction of the bone and gum tissue due to periodontal disease results in loose and shifting teeth. As the tissue deteriorates, there is a high chance of teeth becoming more loosely attached. And, there are big gaps between the teeth due to the shifting.

Bad breath: Generally, people who have this hugely embarrassing condition avoid particular foodstuffs thinking they can do away with bad breath. But, the solution is not as simple and the cause is often deep rooted. Presence of plaque, bacteria and decomposing food particles present in the mouth result in gum diseases that are responsible for Halitosis, also known as bad breath.

Red and swollen gums: Periodontal infection causes gums to swell and become tender. These sore and swollen gums can be extremely painful and cause great discomfort. Red, swollen and puffy-looking gums are a dead giveaway of gum disease.”

If you ever experience any of these issues, or any other pain/discomfort in your mouth make sure to consult with your Ottawa dentist as soon as you can.

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