If you have noticed that your gums are swollen, tender, inflamed, or bleed easily, you should visit Denver Restorative Dentistry as soon as possible for an oral exam. These symptoms are a common indication of gum disease (also known as periodontal disease), which can pose serious risk to your oral health if left untreated.
Gum disease occurs when the bacteria in plaque infects the gum tissue. Overtime, it can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth, resulting in bone recession, tooth loss, and gum tissue recession. Gum disease has also been linked to a number of medical conditions, such as heart disease and stroke. Common symptoms of gum disease are:
- Oral bleeding during dental care
- Swollen, tender gums
- Chronic bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Painful bite and chewing
- Receding gum line
Gum disease can be easily reversed in the beginning stages, which is why we encourage you to meet with our prosthodontists often for checkups. Depending on the severity of your condition, Dr. Goggins and Dr. Aguirre may suggest more frequent cleanings, at-home care, , or scaling and root planing (a deep cleaning). If you gum disease is more advanced, we will work with a Periodontist, someone who specializes in gum health, in order to eliminate pain and regain healthy gums.
If you are concerned about gum disease, please contact Denver Restorative Dentistry to schedule an appointment and learn more about gum disease treatments in Broomfield, Colorado.