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By Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry
August 29, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

When nearly half of adults have a condition, it is something that definitely needs to be addressed. That is the case for gum disease, which gum-diseaseprogresses to periodontitis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Periodontal disease can eventually cause tooth loss if it isn’t treated, and the possibility for gum-related infections. These are some of the most visible signs of periodontal disease that you should watch for and discuss with a dentist at Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry in Slidell, LA, as soon as possible to avoid tooth loss.

Bleeding, Red Gums
When you smile, your teeth can be pearly white and you could still have gum disease. What you should look at is the condition of your gums. If they’re bleeding or red in color, that means that they’re inflamed and irritated by bad bacteria. Blood on your toothbrush or when you floss is another possible sign. In either case, you should see your Slidell, LA, dentist as soon as possible for a checkup and cleaning. The earlier you go in for an appointment, the more likely the bad bacteria can be controlled.

A Very Unpleasant Mouth Odor
It’s fairly normal to wake up in the morning with bad breath, but it should go away after brushing, gargling, and rinsing. If your breath continues to smell unpleasant even after brushing multiple times, that’s a possible sign of periodontitis. The odor is often particularly pungent due to the overgrowth of bacteria around the gumline.

Deep, Loose Pockets Around the Teeth
The gums are healthy when they closely support the bottom edges of the teeth. If you notice that your gum tissue is beginning to come loose from the area around your gumline, that is a sign of periodontitis. By removing plaque and diseased tissue, your dentist can help restore healthy gum tissue to provide proper support for your teeth.

Get Help for a Possible Case of Periodontal Disease
Whether or not you have periodontitis, it is a good idea to see a dentist at Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry in Slidell, LA, at least a few times per year for checkups to avoid the effects of bad bacteria on your gums. Call (985) 641-7200 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Susan Silvestri or Dr. Ronnie Deniger.

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