Gingiva

Your gums are the soft tissue that lines your mouth and surrounds the teeth. As well as making your smile look good, gums create a seal around your teeth that protects the delicate nerves from bacteria and disease.

Healthy gums are pink and firm. Depending on age and poor hygiene can lead to the development of gum disease. This disease can result in heart disease and tooth loss. To prevent these issues visit your dental hygienist every six months.

Signs of gum disease include:

  • Loose Teeth
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Gaps caused by drifting teeth
  • Bad Breath
  • Unhealthy looking teeth
  • Abscessed teeth

Early symptoms of gum disease can be difficult to detect. Periodontal disease does not go away without professional treatment. If you think you may suffer from gum disease in contact our office. Early symptoms can be controlled, but advanced stages may require a tooth extraction.

To prevent the development of gum disease, practice good oral hygiene at home. Daily brushing and flossing remove plaque and bacteria from your smile. You should also visit your dentist every six months for routine dental checkups.