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The Symptoms of Gum Disease

February 11, 2022
Posted By: Carrollwood Village Dental Team
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Patients wondering if they have gum disease may experience several symptoms relating to the health of their gums and eventually teeth and jaw. If you are experiencing the symptoms described should contact our dental office to schedule a time to come into our office for a proper dental examination.

We can work with you to create a treatment plan to set you on the right track toward oral health.

What Are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?

Gum disease occurs when a patient has bacterial waste build-up on the teeth, this builds up over time and pushes the gums away from the tooth, preventing them from forming the snug fit they are meant to have.

This open space allows the bacteria to travel deeper and produce more tartar, further pushing the gums away. Eventually, this can result in the gum line receding from the tooth, exposing more and more of the root. The problem may be less noticeable in the early stages of gum disease. 

Small things like chronic bad breath and tender gums might be the first clue, but other symptoms include:

  • Bleeding gums – first flossing, and brushing will cause the inflamed gums to start to bleed, but eventually, they may bleed on their own.
  • Sensitivity to flossing and brushing is likely an indication that your gums are inflamed and are fighting off bacteria.
  • Tartar build-up that is visible on the teeth is a clear sign it's time to visit the dentist.
  • Patients may notice their gumline is receding or that their teeth look longer because more of the tooth root is being exposed. 

How To Get Gentle Dental Treatment

If you suspect that you may be suffering from gum disease or need treatment for advanced gum disease stages, we can help. Carrollwood Villiage Dental will gladly help you get your oral health back on track. Contact us today to schedule a time to meet with your local Tampa, Florida dentist.

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