First you will notice you may be suffering from bad breath and slightly puffy gums. You may even notice blood when brushing and flossing your teeth. This is a warning sign that things are not going well. Often the reason gum disease occurs is due to poor oral hygiene and is a result of plaque and calculus build-up on your teeth which in turn leads to an infection of the gums.
At this stage it is important you see a dentist or a dental hygienist for a thorough examination and gum treatment as required. We will also teach you how to maintain optimal oral health through correct flossing and brushing techniques – it is amazing to see how quickly things can improve once you learn how to best care for your teeth.
You may notice continued bleeding, bad breath and bad taste in mouth as well as your gums beginning to recede away from your teeth.
You will also eventually notice loose teeth and sometimes pus around your teeth and gum lines. We strongly suggest that if you are aware of any of these signs and symptoms you should see a dentist straight away!
Untreated, your gum disease will progress to a more severe stage known as Periodontitis. Periodontits can result in bone loss, pain and eventually loose teeth – at this stage tooth loss is often unavoidable.”
Remember: Early diagnosis and prevention is key when it comes to gum disease.