Did you know that gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, comes with several noticeable features that can alert you to its presence? Gum disease is a gum tissue infection that typically progresses over a period of several years. Rather than waiting for extensive damage to occur, set forth proactive prevention and treatment plans to help limit the effects of gum disease.
To determine if you are suffering from gum disease, it is important to look for common signs and symptoms. Oftentimes, you may suffer from blood loss or bleeding gums while you eat or brush your teeth. If you notice any blood spotting during these activities, it could be linked to gum tissue infections. Other common signs of gum disease include extreme tooth sensitivity, extra loose or movable teeth, gum recession when your teeth pulled back away from your gums as well as issues with inflammation, swelling, loss of feeling, numbness, and frequent bouts of halitosis. If you notice any signs or symptoms of gum disease, visit our dentist as soon as possible.
If you would like periodontal care from Dr. Haslam, please schedule an appointment to come see us at our office in Corvallis, Oregon. You are welcome to call College Hill Dental Group at 541-753-8365.