Protect Yourself from Periodontal Disease

Protect Yourself from Periodontal Disease

If you have swollen or red gums, then you may be one of more than 50 percent of Americans who suffer from gum disease. Gum disease is connected with having other health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, dementia, and strokes. Our dental physicians at Southern Charm Dental are available for regular dental exams as well as a gum disease assessment. Read on to see if you are at risk for having gum disease.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

What are the symptoms and complications of gum disease? The most common symptom associated with periodontal disease is the swelling and tenderness of your oral tissues. Your gums may also bleed while you brush and floss them. Here are a few more symptoms:

  • Exposed roots at your gum line
  • Sensitivity to cold foods and beverages
  • Moving teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Painful chewing
  • Reddening gums

If you notice any of these symptoms, call us today! You may even be unknowingly putting yourself at risk for gum disease. Practicing poor oral hygiene is the most popular culprit of gum disease. Learn how to brush and floss your teeth properly. Not only is smoking bad for your general health, but it also badly affects your oral health. If you have the bad habit of clenching or grinding your teeth, then it may be a good idea to invest in a customized mouthguard. Genetics may even play a role in your oral health. You may be at risk for gum disease if it runs in your family.

Whatever the case, schedule your gum disease assessment today to avoid the hazards of periodontal disease! Call us at Southern Charm Dental today for any more questions you may have.