BOCA RATON Dentist Talks Gum Disease
Many of our patients are diligently on the lookout for cavities—they call us at the first signs of tooth sensitivity, pain, or enamel staining. However, too many patients don’t realize that gum disease can be just as problematic as cavities—affecting both your dental health and overall well-being. Gum disease problems can sneak up on you and quickly advance into a serious condition.
Ways to Identify Early Stages of Gum Disease
There are ways, however, to identify gum disease in its earliest stages so that you can seek timely treatment and prevent long-term complications. Here are some signs and symptoms to look out for. If you notice these problems give our Boca Raton periodontal dentists a call:
Bleeding gums: One of the most common symptoms of periodontal problems is bleeding gums. You may notice bleeding when eating, or brushing and flossing. Your gums may also feel tender or sensitive.
Swollen gums: Gum disease is essentially an infection, and predictably it causes swelling at the infection site. Swollen gums may look redder than normal and irritated, they may also be painful.
Bad breath: Periodontal disease can actually cause your breath to change for the worse. You may experience more odorous breath than normal, or you may find that a bad taste lingers in your mouth throughout the day.
We Can Treat Gum Disease
These are some of the first sign of periodontal problems. These symptoms are indicative of gum disease, but they can most often be effectively treated with thorough cleaning and proactive oral hygiene habits. A dental professional can clean your teeth and gums and design a daily oral hygiene plan to actively fight gum disease and keep it from progressing.
Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions about periodontal disease, or treatment for gum disease. Our helpful Boca Raton periodontal dentists can assess your situation in more detail when you come in for a consultation.
Dr. Martin Polin, DMD & Dr. Carly Polin, DMD
2600 North Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431