Gum Disease - Everett, WA

Close up image of a mouth with gum diseaseGum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common oral health issue that many people have without even knowing it is present. When you forget to brush or floss it can creep into your mouth and setup shop. Gum disease can have a seriously negative impact on your overall oral health, generally leading to tooth loss and bone loss. Gum disease is typically not followed by a noticeable change in the feeling or sensation of the gums or teeth.

What are the warning signs of gum disease?

When a cavity takes hold of a tooth it is typically followed by a distinct ache, or at least a feeling of minor discomfort. When periodontal disease takes hold of your gums there is almost no way to feel a noticeable change. So how do you know if you have gum disease? There are a few easy ways to see if you might have it.

If you brush your teeth and gums or floss and notice that your gums bleed that’s a sign that you may have gum disease. Further, gums should be a fairly even pinkish color and if they a red or have prominent swelling or splotches that is an indicator that you may have gum disease. The last solid indicator that you may have periodontal disease is a tenderness of the gums. If you brush your teeth and your gums feel sore and are bleeding afterwards, there is a good chance that you have it.

I think I have gum disease, what should I do?

If you think you may have gum disease the first thing you should do is call us at (425) 405-6400 to schedule an appointment to come in and be treated/diagnosed. We can work with you to setup a treatment plan both here in the office and something that can be followed by you at home. It is important not to allow gum disease to continue on an uncontrolled basis in the mouth for too long.

What can happen if gum disease is allowed to progress?

If steps aren’t taken to curb the spread of gum disease it can progress into late stage periodontal disease. Once the condition reaches an advanced stage it will begin to dramatically affect your mouth in a negative way. The teeth that are surrounded by inflamed and diseased gums will eventually fail and need to be removed.

Once one tooth is lost in this manner more tend to follow. Bone loss is an issue that usually follows up the loss of teeth. When the bone in your jaw doesn’t receive the feedback that teeth usually provide it will begin to recede. Once bone loss has reached a certain point it can be difficult or impossible to replace teeth or provide an effective tooth replacement option. For this reason, bone loss should be avoided if at all possible.

Our primary concern is your continued oral health. We aim to keep your smile looking pristine and clean and are excited to help you keep gum disease at bay. Call us today at (425) 405-6400 to schedule your appointment.

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Everett, WA 98201

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