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5 Signs That You Might Have Gum Disease

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Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) affects nearly half of the adult population in Canada. Gum disease is an inflammatory chronic disease that affects the gum tissues and bone that supports the teeth. It can cause teeth to loosen and eventually result in tooth loss. Although the symptoms of gum disease are frequently subtle, certain signs may indicate the presence of the disease.

  1. Bad breath :


Gum disease can be detected by persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth. Food particles become stuck in your teeth if you do not brush or floss them daily, promoting bacterial growth in your mouth. This will result in bad breath. Plaque buildup on your teeth, if left untreated, can cause toxins to form and lead to gum disease.


  1. Swollen gums:


Swollen gums around the tooth that bleed when you brush or floss is one of the most common signs of gum disease. Food and bacteria become lodged between teeth and gums when brushing and flossing are not done on a regular (or proper) basis. Dental plaque can form and cause an inflammatory response in the gums if it is not removed.


  1. Gum recession:


Poor oral hygiene can cause your gums to appear inflamed and your gum line to appear lower around certain teeth than others. Receding gums becomes a health concern when the teeth's roots become exposed, exposing the teeth to decay, infection, gum disease, and tooth loss.


  1. Sensitivity of the teeth:


If you have pain and sensitivity when drinking hot or cold beverages, this could be an indication of gum recession and tooth root exposure. As previously stated, gum recession could be an indication of gum disease.


  1. tooth movement:


The plaque on your teeth hardens during a more advanced stage of gum disease (periodontitis), causing the gums to pull away from the teeth and creating gaps that can become infected. Damage occurs to the bone and gum tissues that hold your teeth in place. As a result, your teeth may become loose and fall out eventually.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you should consult a dentist. Make an appointment with Benton Dental Clinic by calling 519-904-3657 or submitting an online appointment request.


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