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How to Know if You’ve Got Gum Disease

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Did you know that gum disease is a common condition that is caused by deficient dental hygiene? And while many people think that gum disease is just another name for periodontal disease, they are really different conditions though they share many similarities.

Distinction between Gum Disease and Periodontal Disease

Gum disease directly strikes the gums surrounding the teeth. If left untreated, it can progress into periodontal disease by spreading and infecting the bones supporting the teeth. People with severe cases can actually suffer from both burdens at the same time. Luckily, an affordable dentist can usually treat both conditions simultaneously.

Symptoms of Strife

Gum disease reveals itself in a variety of ways. Some experience painful symptoms, while others are shocked when their dentist finds it. If you notice any of these warning signs, make an appointment with an affordable dentist immediately to prevent its progression. The most common indications include:

  • Redness, swelling, or tenderness in your gums
  • Gums that bleed very easily, especially when brushing and flossing
  • Receded gums
  • Bad breath
  • Poor taste in the mouth
  • White spots on the gums
  • Pus between gums and teeth
  • Shift in the alignment or spacing of the teeth
  • Partial dentures start to fit uncomfortably

A Dental Diagnosis

Only a dentist can detect if you’re facing gum disease or the more severe state of periodontal disease. Dentists usually use these methods to detect your degree of dental distress:

  • Your Gums Give it Away – Your gums speak volumes about your current dental health. That’s why your dentist will check them for swelling, redness, and bleeding.
  • Gaps in Gums – Expect your dentist to use a periodontal probe to check the depths of the pockets in the gums surrounding teeth. Deeper pockets indicate a more serious problem.
  • X-rays Mark the Spot – X-rays can offer proof of periodontal disease by detecting any bone loss.
  • Investigating Sensitive Spots – Any sensitivity near the gum line may be a sign of gum recession, which often indicates gum disease.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Toco Hills today at (404) 410-7841 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Toco Hills, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Toco Hills.

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