Clues That You May Have Periodontal Disease

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Chances are you may suffer from a form of periodontal disease if you are over the age of 30. If you are not taking proper care of your teeth, plaque can build up and cause infection of the tissues surrounding your teeth—leading to periodontal disease. In fact, even those who valiantly brush daily are not entirely immune from gum disease.

Infection can occur without your notice, and periodontal disease is fairly common. This is contrary to the popular belief that gum disease is rare. Many times, it can be painless but it has a likelier chance of progressing if it is not caught early. So, it is best to get the diagnosis and proper treatment right from the onset.

To help identify gum disease early, Dr. Jeffrey C. Hambleton recommends that you watch for these eight signals:

– Receding gum line.
– Bad breath (aka halitosis) that won’t go away.
– Teeth that are sensitive to cold and hot.
– Gums that bleed easily and frequently when brushing or flossing.
– Loose or shifting teeth.
– Tender gums that are puffy or swollen.
– A change in your bite, or in the fitting of your dentures.
– Discomfort when chewing.

Our periodontist and team have multiple years of professional experience treating gum disease (aka periodontal disease). You can believe in their expertise and diagnosis for your dental care. For treatment of periodontal disease in Lawrence, Kansas, drop by or schedule an appointment today by calling Lawrence Periodontics, LLC at 785-312-3820.

We look forward to meeting you!