The Earliest Signs of Gum Disease Are Painless, So Do You Know What to Watch For?
Posted on 9/15/2019 by Shiv Sharma, DDS
Gum disease is a disease that affects millions of people throughout the world today. A lot of people are living with gum disease currently and do not know it. The earliest signs of gum disease are hard to notice, though, which is why many people do not know that they even have it.
Early Signs of Gum Disease
The early signs of gum disease are important to watch out for, because you want to ensure that you catch it before it becomes worse. Gum disease can lead to infection and tooth loss. The earliest signs and symptoms often start with inflamed gums that might be swollen or sore, and that bleed often. They will generally bleed when flossing or brushing the teeth. This bleeding is something that should not happen.
If the early signs of gum disease are seen, sometimes this can mean that a deep cleaning may be needed. This deep cleaning is important because you need to remove any build up that is under the gums and help them become stronger and healthier. This cleaning can provide a way to reverse the effects that come from the early stages of gum disease.
Regular care of the teeth through our dental professionals with cleanings and exams in our office are important. Having this regular care can reduce the chances of having gum disease, while also recognizing any signs earlier on that might show the early stages of gum disease. Our professionals are trained to catch this disease earlier on, rather than later.
Give us a call today to find out more about gum disease, and to schedule a cleaning and exam that may be needed. We can make sure the teeth are cleaned efficiently and the proper care is given. We can ensure that your smile is in the best shape.
Our office proudly offers a variety of services to help you achieve your best smile at any age. Give us a call at (650) 250-4350 and let us help you find the right approach for your dental solution.
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