Are you 30 years of age or older? If so, the chances that you already suffer from some form of periodontitis is high. What is periodontitis? That is the medical term for gum disease, and gum disease is something you don’t want to get if you can help it because, left untreated, tooth loss follows gum disease.
You can stave off gum disease by taking proper care of your teeth and not letting plaque build up to cause infection of the tissues surrounding your teeth and gums. While it is important to properly care for your oral health at home, facts are that even those who consistently brush their teeth daily are not completely immune from periodontitis. That is why it is also very important to not miss your regular dental checkup and professional cleanings at Emerald Coast Dentistry. If you haven’t been in for awhile, make an appointment today at 850-863-1722. We can spot early onset of periodontitis and provide the options to treat it before it becomes serious.
Contrary to popular belief, gum disease is pretty common—you might not even notice the infection when it takes hold. In many instances it is painless, and the longer it goes undetected the stronger the chance the disease has of progressing. So, it is best to get the proper treatment early.
We encourage you to watch for these eight signs of gum disease:
- Receding gum line
- Bad breath that won’t go away
- Teeth that are sensitive to cold and hot
- Gums that bleed easily and frequently when brushing or flossing
- Loose teeth
- Tender gums that are puffy or swollen
- A change in your bite, or in the fitting of your dentures
- Discomfort when chewing.
Our dentists and team have many years of professional experience treating gum disease. You can trust their expertise and diagnosis of your dental care. For specialized treatment of gum disease in Fort Walton Beach, FL, come in or make an appointment today by calling Emerald Coast Dentistry at 850-863-1722.
We look forward to seeing you and taking care of all your dental needs!