Periodontal Disease: Warning Signs & Early Treatment
Periodontal disease which is also commonly referred to as gum disease is major oral health issue and getting treatment for it should not be avoided. This is because once gum disease has advanced to more extreme levels it can begin to affect other parts of the body causing systemic diseases to develop. These diseases will develop as a result of the bacteria and infection from periodontal disease entering the bloodstream from the mouth and spreading to many other parts of the body. Gum disease can have a major negative impact on a person’s oral health and the health of their entire body so in order to better protect yourself from developing it let’s explore how it develops and what stems from it’s development.
How Does Periodontal Disease Develop?
Periodontal disease can develop when you have an overabundance of plaque on your gums. This is because plaque causes the gum tissue to become irritated and inflamed which can lead to many other symptoms. The very best way to prevent gum disease from developing would be to brush and floss on a regular basis. This would include brushing thoroughly and flossing at least twice a day after meals.
What Are the Symptoms of Periodontal Disease?
Key symptoms to watch out for in order to know if you have gum disease:
- Bleeding around the gums
- Swollen or tender gums
- Loose teeth
- Chronic halitosis
- Receding gum line
- Pus appearing around the gums and teeth
The presence of any one of these symptoms is more than enough reason to schedule an appointment.
What Health Issues Are Associated With Periodontal Disease?
Various health issues are associated with the development of periodontal disease especially if the disease has spread and advanced. Some of these health issues are having an increased chance of having a stroke or experiencing a heart attack. With this being said it’s very important to seek treatment or an examination if you begin to exhibit signs or symptoms that you are suffering from periodontal disease.
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If you find that you are displaying any of the systems that are mentioned above, then it is very likely you are in the early stages of developing periodontal disease. In order to better understand whether or not you have developed the disease it would be best if you contacted our office to schedule an examination.