Do you know that the most common cause of tooth loss among adults is gum disease? Severe gum disease is called periodontitis. Regular check-ups with Dennis J. Coleman DDS in Davidson are important, but there are warning signs for gum disease that everyone should be looking for.
Signs of Gum Disease
- Gums that bleed easily
- Gums that are tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
- A bite that changes suddenly so that your teeth don’t seem to fit together correctly
- Receding gums
- A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath
- Loose or separating teeth
If you are experiencing these symptoms, talk to us right away. Since plaque causes gum disease, removing plaque through regular flossing is the key to healthy gums.
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