Are You Doing Self Check-Ups of Your Gums and Teeth?
Gum disease is a severe condition that can cause tooth loss. It also can include low-grade infections affecting other areas of your body including the cardiovascular system and central nervous system. All good dentists and dental hygienists will check your oral health during check-ups and refer you to a periodontist at the first sign of symptoms. But it’s also vital to do self-checks and be alert to any warning signs. Patient education is an essential priority for the doctors and hygienists at Farber Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants in Long Island. The Center’s mission is to save teeth and when keeping them is not possible to replace them with comfortable, great-looking implants or other alternatives. Even if you only slightly suspect there might be a change in your oral health that could indicate periodontal disease, bring it up immediately with your oral care provider.
7 Early Warning Signs of Periodontal Disease:
Discomfort in your mouth including tender, swollen or red gums
Receding gums or separation from teeth – making your teeth appear longer
Bleeding when you brush, floss, or chew firm foods
Bad breath that won’t go away
Teeth that are loose or separating
Visible signs of infection such as pus between your teeth
Noticeable changes to your bite or the way bridges/dentures fit Read more