Palos Heights Dentist on Identifying Gum Disease
“Do I have gum disease?” is probably not one of your most common or frequent WebMD or Google searches, even though gum disease is one of the most common medical issues worldwide.
Every day your Palos Heights dentist treats patients suffering from gum disease…and we never would sway a patient from being a little introspective and looking into the issue of their own periodontal (gum) health.
The next time you take a few minutes to poke and prod at your gums and teeth in the mirror, maybe trying asking yourself the following:
Do my gums bleed easily while brushing or flossing? Even by just touching them?
Are my gums tender, red or swollen? Maybe even receding?
What about my teeth- do they feel unusually loose?
If the answer to any of these inquiries, or any of the ones listed on this web article, are “yes”- you should try to move up your next exam appointment with your Palos Heights dentist. Catching gum disease early is key to treatment, and helpful in avoiding serious issues like tooth loss or structural damage down the road.
For more information on gum disease, or to schedule an appointment with your Palos Heights dentist, call our office today at (708) 403-9848.