When it comes to gum disease, there are a variety of symptoms and warning signs that you need to be aware of. Gum disease is extremely preventable and with the right information and method, you can nip the early signs of gum disease in the bud.
More often that not, you will find that it is never as serious as gum disease although its important that you ensure any potential development of gum disease is eliminated at the earliest stage.
There are a variety of symptoms that you need to look out for when it comes to preventing gum disease. A healthy set of gums should be a light pink colour and you should be able to touch them without feeling any sort of pain.
We often see so many patients that have felt pain in their gums but have brushed the pain under the carpet. This is so often the reason that gum disease transpires into something much more serious and for such a preventable disease, we see it so often.
Bleeding, red, tender gums are often the biggest tell tale sign of gum disease but when patients are brushing, they will look at the blood coming from their mouth but overlook it as ‘brushing too vigorously’. You need to be aware of the early signs of gum disease in order to prevent is as early as possible.
If it is not treated early enough, the consequences of gum disease can be pretty bad. The advanced stages of gum disease can lead to loose teeth which can ultimately lead to the teeth having to be taken out. We have treated a number of patients for this same issue and again, periodontitis is something that is so preventable with the right personal care and attention to your oral health.
Here at Birmingham Dental Specialists, we try to give you all of the information you require to keep your mouth as healthy as possible. Changing bad habits as early as possible is the best way to prevent any further damage.
For something that can be so damaging yet is so common in our patients, we find it frustrating when we see some of our patients with irreversible damage. It is often a case of that the patients do not have the necessary information and have not been guided in the right way by their previous dentist.
Our team at BDS are here to provide you with the treatment and the assistance you need to prevent any irreversible damage. Our team are vastly experienced and have worked on a number of patients with varying gum related issues.
Whether you are recognising the early signs of gum disease or you feel you are in the advanced stages, speak to one of our team today and we can look to treating you situation. Give us a call on 0121 643 4147 and one of our team can discuss your options and a potential treatment plan.
You will often find that it is never as bad as you think but we recommend that if you feel you are developing any early symptoms, you should call us right away.Back to blog