Healthy gums are crucial for your overall health. That’s why it is so important to see your dentist as soon as you notice signs of periodontal disease. When left untreated, periodontitis is one of the main causes of tooth loss in adults. The disease is usually caused by poor dental hygiene, hereditary factors or illness. Easily diagnosed by your dentist, periodontitis is the result of plaque and tartar accumulating and going under the gum line, causing an infection.
Adverse effects of untreated periodontitis:
- Tooth mobility
- Tooth loss
- Hot and cold sensitivity
- Bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Higher risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and bacterial infections
See your dentist if you experience any of the following symptoms: bleeding gums during brushing, swollen gums, loose teeth, bad breath, or heat or cold sensitivity. There are many treatments and techniques available to help your gums regain their health!