Gum disease is very common and the beginning stages are not painful. Many patients don’t realize they have gum disease in the early stages. The beginning stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. This can usually be treated by thorough dental cleanings and at-home oral care. When gum disease advances it can turn into periodontitis. This stage can become painful and cause many problems including painful chewing and eventually tooth loss.
Symptoms of Gum Disease may include:
- Constant bad breath
- Red, swollen gums
- Tender, bleeding gums
- Painful chewing
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth
It is important to catch gum disease early, before it causes permanent damage to your smile. Regular check-ups allow your dentist to consistently check your teeth and gums for possible signs of gum disease. If you are searching for help with gum disease in Scottsdale, AZ, call today to get the help that you need! We are located inside the DC Ranch.