5 Signs That You Have Gum Disease

According to a CDC study, nearly half of the American adult population has gum disease. As a result, there is a 50-50 chance that as you are reading this, you are also suffering from gingivitis without knowing it. If you notice any of the following, then you need to visit the dentist before you start losing your teeth:

    1. Bleeding Gums

If you see blood on your gums during your daily brushing or flossing, then you may have gingivitis (the first stage of gum disease). If your gums are swollen, red, or sore, that is further evidence of possible gum disease.

    1. Gum Pocketing/Recession

Does it seem like your teeth are longer? Is it getting more difficult to remove food particles when you floss? If yes, that is another evidence of gum disease. Diseased gums recede and the pockets become deeper, making the teeth seem longer.

    1. Excessive Tooth Sensitivity

If you eat/drink something hot (or cold) and you feel a sharp pain in your gums, that may be a sign of gum disease. If the pain persists even after the food has left your mouth, then there is cause for concern.

    1. Loose Teeth

Loose permanent teeth without apparent cause (without impact or blow to the face) may be a sign of gum disease. If you find yourself struggling to bite down for fear of your teeth falling it, you need to see a dentist.

    1. Changes in the Mouth

If you notice certain changes in your mouth e.g. constant bad breath or a yellow-like substance between your teeth, these are not good signs.

Gum disease progresses over time and the earlier you catch it, the better. Residents of Texas that have noticed any of the symptoms above can visit Cypress Smiles Dental, one of the top clinics in Cypress. Call 281-206-0100 to make an appointment.

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