The earliest indication of gum disease is red and swollen gum tissue. This tissue may be slightly warm or change colors when pressure is applied. It may also bleed easily when brushing teeth or eating crunchy foods. At this stage, it is best to contact Garner family dentist Dr. Adam Moore to schedule a gum disease treatment evaluation.
If your gums are red, swollen, or bleeding, please contact Moore Family Dentistry to request an appointment. To schedule an appointment by phone, please call our office at (919) 772-1811 today.
Progressive Gum Disease Symptoms
When left untreated, gum disease will progress. This can result in symptoms such as:
- Pus in between teeth
- Chronic bad breath
- A bad taste in the mouth that fails to respond to brushing
At this point it is very important that you contact our office for a treatment consultation. Without proper care, these symptoms can give way to:
- Loose of shifting teeth
- Gum tissue pulling away from the tooth roots
- Tooth loss
While these symptoms may seem advanced, they are not the most serve problems caused by gum disease. Advanced periodontists – the most serious form of gum disease, can lead to:
- Bone necrosis
- Jaw collapse
- Systemic infection
Periodontitis has also been identified as a risk factor for heart disease and respiratory illness, and is a known risk for complications with pregnancy, diabetes, and long-term memory.
Taking Action Now
Gum disease is typically observed in its earliest stages during routine cleanings and examinations. Along with your daily routine of brushing and flossing, biannual examinations are essential for combatting progressive gum disease and the many problems it can create. If symptoms of this common oral health concern arise in between visits, we encourage you to call our office and schedule an examination – allowing Dr. Moore to provide treatment before the issue progresses.
To schedule your periodontal exam with our experienced Garner family dentist, please call us at (919) 772-1811 today.