10 Signs You May Have Periodontal Disease

July 22, 2021 0

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is an infection that damages the gums. It can deteriorate you jawbone and cause tooth loss. Periodontal disease is generally caused by poor oral hygiene. If left untreated, it can cause serious problems like diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and lung disease.

Risk factors of gum disease

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, if you have periodontal disease you have an increased risk of coronary artery disease. Additionally, people with diabetes, especially uncontrolled diabetes are more likely to develop gum disease. Diabetics may also find it hard to control their blood sugar levels.

Signs you may have gum disease:

  1. Loose or separating teeth
  2. Red gums
  3. Mouth sores
  4. Bleeding gums
  5. Constant bad breath
  6. Tender gums
  7. Receding gums
  8. Teeth pulling away
  9. A change in your bite
  10. Mouth swelling

If you think you may have gum disease, contact our Tehachapi dental office at (661) 822-3727 to schedule an appointment.

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