Keeping a check on your dental health is very important to prevent oral diseases. Not brushing or flossing properly can result in plaque build up around the gum line that can later give rise to gingivitis which and potentially periodontal disease.
Gum disease progresses with time and its early stages are reversible while the later ones can cause some serious dental issues. You may find the initial symptoms minor, but they can put your oral health at risk if not treated on time.
When Gums Become Inflamed: Your gums can become swollen and red from dental plaque. It produces toxins that cause irritation to the gum tissue. And when this happens, your gums can also start bleeding while brushing or flossing.
When Gums Recede: Gums start to recede when the margin of the tissue that surrounds your teeth gets pulled back and this is one of the most common symptoms of gum disease.
Formation of Deep Pockets: This happens when periodontitis (one of the stages of gum disease) comes into the picture. Pockets start forming under the gum line and trap even more plaque and bacteria. They even create an environment that certain harmful bacteria can grow. Consult a dentist if you are experiencing something similar.
If Teeth Start to Shift or Become Loose: Shifting or loose teeth take place when you go through advanced periodontitis. At this stage, the bone that supports your teeth starts getting highly affected which can also lead to tooth loss.
Don’t let the severity of gum disease escalate, visit us today to get it treated. Get in touch with us at (704) 321-0980.