The most common cause of tooth loss among adults is gum disease. Severe gum disease is called periodontitis. Regular check-ups with The Addison Dentist are essential for maintaining good dental health, but there are warning signs for gum disease that everyone should be aware of.
Signs of Gum Disease
- Gums that bleed often
- Gums that are tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
- A bite that changes suddenly so that your teeth don’t seem to fit together correctly
- Loose gums
- A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath
- Loose or separating teeth
If you are experiencing these symptoms, talk to us as soon as possible. Since plaque causes gum disease, removing plaque through regular flossing is the key to healthy gums.
Fortunatley, gum disease is a treatable condition at The Addison Dentist. But the earlier it is diagnosed and treatment begins, the better. Our services include general and restorative edentistry. Call us to schedule an appointment today!
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