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Signs You Need the Help of a Periodontist

Posted on 12/5/2022 by Hilton Israelson, DDS
Signs You Need the Help of a PeriodontistA periodontist is a gum specialist who diagnoses and treats jawbone and gum diseases. They also help to keep your teeth healthy and natural. Here are some of the signs you need to see a periodontist:

Bleeding Gums When Flossing or Brushing

Gum bleeding is a primary indicator of periodontal disease. An early stage of gingivitis is indicated by bleeding while flossing. However, if you start experiencing inexplicable bleeding after eating or bleeding gums after brushing, you may be suffering from advanced periodontitis and must see a periodontist.

Swollen, Red, Tender Gums

Inflammation is brought on by the same microorganisms that cause gingivitis. Infected gums can form large pockets around your teeth if they are not treated. Swollen gums should not be disregarded because they raise your risk of tooth loss due to deep periodontal pockets.

Chronic Bad Breath

Many may not consider prolonged bad breath as a sign of illness. However, persistent foul breath that doesn't improve with regular oral hygiene may be a sign of periodontal disease.

Sensitive teeth

A receding gum line and bare roots brought on by advanced gum disease might enhance tooth sensitivity. Another potentially severe issue is deteriorating enamel, which can lead to teeth temperature sensitivity. In other words, if you have teeth that are sensitive to hot or cold foods and drinks, see a dentist immediately to get it taken care of or prevent further damage.

Loose Teeth

After losing your baby teeth, the remaining teeth should endure for a lifetime. Deeper pockets formed by periodontitis can cause the teeth to become loose. You might also observe your teeth moving. Schedule an appointment with your dentist if you're experiencing chewing problems, see a difference in how your teeth fit together or notice any new spaces between your teeth. Early treatment is crucial since loose teeth can also be a symptom of bone loss.
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