Fun Facts About Gum Disease

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Did you know that gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is a common, yet severe infection within your mouth linked to the deterioration of your gum tissue? Gum disease can take place at any time and will progressively get worse over time.

Gum disease is an infection of your gum tissue that occurs in a variety of stages, with each one being more severe than the previous. One of the first stages of gum disease is known as gingivitis. In the initial stages, some of the first ailments being to appear. Guarding your mouth against gum disease begins with checking for its common signs.

If you have gum disease, your gums may often look swollen or feel very sensitive. If they hurt to the touch or bleed regularly, you may have gum disease. Also, measure how long teeth are to see if your gums are pulling back away from them. When you brush and floss, do your gums bleed frequently as well? Do any of your teeth appear loose or wobbly? Do you regularly have bad breath no matter how often you try to treat it? All of these symptoms are all signs of gum disease and should be treated by your dentist immediately.

Come in and see for yourself the magic of gum disease treatments. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Norman B. Fine and our team at our dentist office in Greenville, South Carolina, call Fine Periodontics at 864-299-5900 and a member of our team will gladly assist you. The perfect smile of your dreams is only a visit away!