Gum disease is one of the most common problems that dentists spot during an exam. There are different types of gum disease, meaning that a wide range of symptoms can indicate a problem. If you are dealing with any of these issues, make an appointment to have your gums evaluated by a professional. Catching gum disease early will make your treatment easier.
Many people think that bleeding gums are normal, especially after flossing teeth. While it is possible that flossing too hard can cause mild bleeding (especially if you are flossing for the first time in a while), bleeding gums might also indicate a more serious problem.
Red, Swollen, or Painful Gums
The appearance of your gums matter. If you notice swelling or irritation along your gum line, talk to a professional. It’s also a good idea to make an appointment if you have gum pain, as this is another common sign of a problem.
Persistent Bad Breath
Bad breath can be embarrassing. Many people know they have bad breath, but hesitate to see a professional because they are afraid it’s simply a sign of poor hygiene. If you brush your teeth regularly and still deal with chronic bad breath, it can be an indication of an infection or disease.
Talk to a Professional
At Sima Dental, our dedicated dental team can help you deal with your gum disease. Schedule a checkup today by calling 281-457-6444.