A lot of people make the mistake of delaying treatment for gum disease. However, doing so can lead to the condition progressing and becoming a much more aggressive dental issue. Early treatment with general dentistry can prevent gum disease before it gets worse and poses a serious risk to your oral health. Early detection means treatment is mostly carried out at home. Noble Smiles Dentistry will perform a checkup and cleaning before making further recommendations for treatment.
Proper brushing and flossing are both essential in combating gum disease. Noble Smiles Dentistry may also provide medications and special mouthwash to aid in your normal cleaning regime. If bacteria continues to spread and cause further problems, more aggressive treatments may become necessary. Noble Smiles Dentistry will carry out a comprehensive exam during each checkup to ensure that the gum disease has not spread deeper into the gums.
Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease
Most people likely recognize bleeding gums as a sign of potential gum disease. Other symptoms include painful, red or swollen gums. You may also experience tooth pain that presents as a dull to moderate ache, which feels like it is originating in the roots of the teeth. Receding gums are also a sign of gum disease which you should not ignore.
In most cases, Noble Smiles Dentistry has found that gum disease was primarily caused by insufficient brushing and flossing. Even if you brush your teeth frequently, doing so incorrectly can lead to gum disease. Infections can also cause gum disease in healthy mouths. Less frequently, other health issues such as a compromised immune system can contribute to the development of gum disease.
Do not allow gum disease to progress without treatment. Contact Noble Smiles Dentistry for advice and to make an appointment for a checkup. We are here to help you get your oral health back on track.