Warning Signs Of Gum Disease One Should Never Ignore

Posted by ridgetopdental on January 22nd, 2015

Gum diseases develop slowly without any pain or noticeable sign; that’s the reason why many people don’t know they have gum disease until it becomes too serious. Gum diseases affect the attachment between gums and teeth, ultimately leading to tooth loss. According to Ridgetop Dental International’s experienced dentists in Bangalore, although gum diseases attack silently, there are certain warning signs that can be an indicative of a serious gum disease. Read on to find out.


What causes gum disease?

Our mouths are full of bacteria. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless plaque on teeth. Brushing and flossing help get rid of plaque.  But plaque re-forms quickly, usually within 24 hours. Plaque that stays on your teeth longer than two or three days can harden under your gum line into tartar. Only a professional cleaning at a good dental clinic like Ridgetop Dental International’s dental clinic in Bangalore can help you get rid of stubborn tartar.

What are some danger signs of gum disease?

Regular checkup by a good dentist is the best way to prevent gum disease; however, you can do self examination as well. Here are some signs to look for.

  • Your gums bleed easily.
  • Your gums are very red, tender and / or swollen.
  • You can see pus in between your teeth and gums when they are pressed.
  • Your gums seem to be pulling away from your teeth.
  • You have chronic bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth.
  • You notice a change in your bite or in the way your teeth fit together.
  • Your teeth are loose or they are separating.
  • The fit of your partials or dentures have changed.

Who are at risk of developing gum diseases?

  • Old Aged People: Older people have the highest rates of periodontal disease.
  • Children: According to leading pediatric dentists in Bangalore, teens can get gum disease too, and it can cause problems from the simply embarrassing bad breath to the serious, like pain and tooth loss.
  • Tobacco Users:  Tobacco users are at increased risk for periodontal disease. 
  • Poor Diet: A healthy diet, including eating fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C, is important for good oral health. Malnutrition is a risk factor for periodontal disease.
  • Stress: Psychological stress can cause the body to release inflammatory hormones that may trigger or worsen periodontal disease.
  • Genetic Factors: Genetic factors play a role in making some people more susceptible to periodontal disease.
  • Female Hormones: Female hormones affect the gums, and women are particularly susceptible to periodontal problems. Hormone-influenced gingivitis appears in some adolescents, in some pregnant women.
  • Medications: There are hundreds of prescription and over the counter medications that can reduce the flow of saliva, which has a protective effect on the mouth, making our mouth susceptible to gum disease.

Gum Disease is a serious condition which can not just affect the health of your teeth but your overall health too. So, visit a good dental clinic like Ridgetop Dental International Pvt Ltd, regularly to detect and treat gum diseases in its initial stages and enjoy a beautiful smile for years!

To schedule an appointment with Ridgetop Dental International’s experts, visit-http://www.ridgetopdental.in/

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