What are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?


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Sep 11, 2012
Generally, infections of the mouth can prove to be very fatal and pain inducing, especially, when not treated at the earliest. This is the same case with gum (periodontal) disease, which can lead to damaged or even loss of teeth, if left untreated. Gum disease is caused by common mouth bacteria, which gets deposited in the region between your gum and supporting teeth. Also referred to as plaque, these yellow color sediments erode the teeth and loosen gums, ultimately, resulting in teeth fall. Gum disease is caused by various factors including improper hygiene, malnutrition, stress, diabetes and other genetic diseases.   Because disease causing bacteria spread like slow poison in your mouth and damages caused are sometimes not visible, most patients fail to treat it at an early age. So if you wish to maintain healthy teeth, carefully read the following symptoms to know if you have a dental condition that requires urgent examination from your doctor: Bleeding Gums: Your gums start tobleed when you brush, floss or bite into solid food. It is the first sign of gum disease and requires urgent professional inspection. Change in Color: Your gum may appear red instead of the usual pink color. Even worse, if you can notice any swelling in your gums, it is time to approach the doctor. Uneasy feeling in your gums: You are suffering from painful scratchy feeling on your gums with unrelenting urge to dig at your gums with a tooth pick or something. It is a clear sign for the onset of gum disease. Foul breath/taste in mouth: You are experiencing bad breath and foul taste in your mouth.Yet another sign for gum disease and has to be treated immediately. Problems while chewing: You can feel a sense of discomfort or pain while biting or chewing solid food. Need to be treated urgently as these are ominous signs of developing gum disease. Teeth Loosening:  The gums holding your teeth recede, exposing your teeth and loosening its grip. Sometimes you might also notice widening gap between your teeth. This is the most critical stage of gum disease and requires you to act immediately, if not you might end up losing your teeth forever. Always remember the fact that, ‘Prevention is Better than Cure.’ So if you are facing similar problems with your teeth, get it treated at the earliest to prevent permanent damage. Dental Planet is a multispeciality dental clinic situated in Mysore City, with  all latest equipments and providing all types of treatment modalities.