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Protecting your smile from oral ailments includes making sure that no infectious diseases are present. One highly common, but seriously debilitating diseases that can arise in your mouth is gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease occurs when your gum tissues become infected. If left untreated, it can lead to gum destabilization and tooth loss. Thus, it is always important to look for any symptoms of its presence.

If you are at risk for gum disease, there are many ways to indicate his presence. Not only does it often come with various visual clues, but there are other indications that it may be causing dental damage to your mouth. Always be on the lookout for any signs and symptoms of gum disease so it can be treated as soon as possible. One of the most common features linked to gum disease includes uncharacteristic symptoms associated with your gums. This can include inflammation and swelling, or extreme tenderness.

If you have any issues while eating including pain when chewing or your gums are frequently bleeding, it could be a sign of gum disease. Furthermore, if bleeding gums is also frequently present while brushing and flossing, you may be suffering from a gum tissue infection. Pus and sores between gums and teeth and an extreme tooth sensitivity due to loose or separating teeth could alert you to the fact that your gums are infected. In addition, tooth recession is often more pronounced, and halitosis frequently occurs. If you are routinely suffering from bad breath, and it appears as if your gums are receding from your teeth, it’s a good indication that gum disease is probably affecting your smile.

Questions about gum disease treatments? Now is the best time to visit the dentist office of Mountain View Dental for gum disease treatments. Dr. Jeremy D. Hatch and our team at our office in Hurricane, Utah, is here to ensure you receive the gum disease treatments to keep your smile in peak condition. We can be reached by calling us at 435-635-9471.