Warning Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a common but serious ailment that can develop serious complications if left untreated. For this reason, it’s important that you are able to recognize the signs of gum disease, so you can take appropriate measures in preventative care.  

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is a condition that develops when the bacteria in your mouth damage your gums, causing uncomfortable symptoms that worsen over time. If you have gum disease and you don't get the treatment you need, you may develop a number of complications, including:

Gum disease may also contribute to other serious health problems, such as cardiovascular disease. 

Symptoms

Luckily, gum disease doesn’t just pop up overnight. It develops over time, giving you plenty of time to recognize and address warning signs. Some of the most common warning signs of gum disease include:

Treating gum disease

If you have gum disease, you should seek treatment as soon as possible, before the condition worsens. Depending on the severity of the gum disease, Dr. Mehrnoosh Darj may offer several different treatment options. In some cases, you may simply need a deep cleaning. Depending on the stage of the gum disease, Dr. Darj may also apply medications to the gums to kill bacteria and promote healing. In cases where gum disease is more severe, surgical treatments may be necessary. Regardless of the treatment used, you should also learn about and practice good oral hygiene habits following treatment to prevent gum disease from recurring. 

If you have noticed one or more warning signs of gum disease, you need to make an appointment with a Dr. Darj as soon as possible. Please contact the office today to schedule an appointment. You can also book an appointment with our office online. 

You Might Also Enjoy...

Get a Hollywood Smile Quickly With Veneers

Although veneers were invented in 1928 for actors, you don’t need to be a celebrity to enjoy the perks of veneers. Read on to learn how you can quickly achieve your dream smile with veneers.

4 Causes of a Toothache

What’s causing your toothache? From cavities to infections, there are many reasons why your tooth might hurt. Keep reading to learn four common causes of toothaches and what to do if your tooth starts to ache.

5 Tooth Emergencies You Shouldn't Ignore

Did you know that we offer urgent dental care for tooth emergencies? Here are five dental emergencies you shouldn't ignore — and what we can do to promptly provide the relief you need.

How to Care for Your Dental Crown

Did you know that porcelain dental crowns can last more than 10 years with the right care? Our custom crowns look, feel, and function like a natural tooth. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to caring for your dental crown.