What Signs May Develop If a Patient Has Periodontal Disease?
- Posted on: Nov 30 2019
At Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center, our providers educate patients regularly on how to maintain their oral health and wellness. This is done for one primary reason: to ensure patients do not develop preventable conditions that may impact their healthy smile. One common disease that can be prevented is that of periodontal disease. Periodontal diseases, which is commonly referred to as gum disease, is an infection that can start in the soft tissues of the mouth and spread. This infection can wreak havoc on the smile, and can cause the loss of gums, bone, and even natural adult teeth. With proper care, most patients can avoid the development of periodontal disease and enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile!
What are the signs of periodontal disease?
There are several signs of periodontal disease that can be noticed not only by a dentist, but by a patient. Our team at Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center encourages patients to be familiar with the symptoms of gum disease in all stages to ensure they seek assistance as soon as possible. Common signs that periodontal disease may be developing include:
- Bad breath that does not go away with brushing, flossing, and mouthwash
- Gum tissues that are red, swollen, or inflamed
- Pocket development between the gums and the natural teeth
- Loose or lost natural adult teeth
- Shrinking of the gum tissues as they pull away from natural teeth
- Bleeding of the gums while brushing and/or flossing
If you are noticing any of the above symptoms, it is vital that you call the dentists of Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center to schedule an evaluation. With an early diagnosis and effective treatment, most patients can keep the condition from worsening and improve their oral health with a treatment plan developed by our team.
Are you experiencing the signs of periodontal disease?
If so, contact Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center today for an initial evaluation. With a proper diagnosis, our team can provide patients with solutions that can help them restore their beautiful, healthy smile as soon as possible! Call the practice at (281) 557-8097 and visit us at 202 West Medical Center Boulevard. We are committed to offering state-of-the-art care for new and existing patients.