Are you suffering from Bleeding Gums or Bad Breath?
Bleeding gums is the 1st symptom of Periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is an infection of the gums and bones that hold the teeth in place. If left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss. The good news is, gum disease is easy to prevent with proper oral hygiene and regular dental hygiene appointments. Gingivitis is the initial stage of periodontal disease. Gum areas become increasingly red or dark and may bleed easily and appear swollen. At this stage, the disease is reversible. If not treated, gingivitis may lead to a more serious condition called periodontitis. Periodontitis is an advanced stage of gum disease and it irreversibly damages gums, bones and other structures that support the teeth. At this stage, complex treatment is necessary to prevent tooth loss.
Warning signs of periodontitis include:
Painful and swollen gums.
Gums that have pulled away from the teeth.
Pus between teeth and gums.
Persistent bad breath or bad taste.
Permanent teeth that are loose, separating or changing position.
Any changes in the fit of partial dentures.