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When to Seek Professional Help for Periodontitis?

Posted on 10/10/2022 by Hilton Israelson, DDS
When to Seek Professional Help for Periodontitis?Periodontitis is a severe gum disease that can lead to tooth loss. If you have periodontitis, you must see a dentist or periodontist immediately. There are two main types of periodontitis: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the early part of gum disease. Here are signs that indicate you need to seek professional help:

Your Gums Are Red, Swollen, Or Bleeding

Gums should always be pink and firm, not red, swollen, or bleeding. If your gums exhibit any of these signs, it's time to see a dentist or periodontist. Inflamed gums can be caused by several things, including plaque build-up, hormonal changes, certain medications, genetic disposition, and diabetes. If you're noticing any changes in your gums, make an appointment to see a dentist or periodontist as soon as possible.

You Have Persistent Bad Breath

Bad breath occurs when there is an imbalance in the mouth's bacteria. When these bacteria build-up, they release sulfur compounds, which smell bad. It could signify periodontitis if you have persistent bad breath. Your dentist can tell if it's due to periodontitis by looking at your teeth and gums.

You Have Bleeding Gums

Periodontitis is a severe infection that damages the soft tissue and bone supporting your teeth. If you have periodontitis, your gums may bleed when you brush or floss your teeth. The severe infection causes the gums to pull away from your teeth. Periodontitis is common, but it can be severe if not treated. If you have periodontitis, you may need to see a periodontist. A periodontist includes the treatment of gum disease. If you have

You Lose Your Teeth

Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss. Your teeth become loose and fall out. If you are experiencing this, it is essential to seek professional help immediately. A periodontist can help save your teeth and prevent further tooth loss.

If you are diagnosed with severe periodontitis, it is essential to seek professional help to maintain your oral health. Our clinic offers services to help patients with periodontitis, including teeth cleanings, gum disease treatment, and dental implants.
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