Do you have bleeding gums?
The most common oral problem besides cavities is gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is caused by the accumulation of plaque and tartar.
This disease is insidious because it does not cause pain in its early stages, but can lead to tooth loss. In fact, if gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, is not treated, it may turn into periodontitis. This later stage of the disease affects not only the gums, but also the supporting bone.
If left unchecked, gum disease can also have a negative impact on general health. Indeed, studies have shown that there are links between these diseases and diabetes, respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Also, pregnant women with gum disease should pay special attention to their dental health during pregnancy to avoid giving birth to premature babies.
Signs to watch for are bad breath, bleeding gums, and loose teeth. Contact us quickly if you observe any of these signs so that we can establish an appropriate treatment plan.