What are the symptoms of periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is an infection in your gums. When you have an active infection in your body, it can create dangerous risks. Periodontal disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke, low birth weight babies, diabetes, and even cancer. So, treating periodontal disease is incredibly important for the benefit of your overall health.
Symptoms of periodontal disease vary from person to person. Some of the most common symptoms are as follows:
- Blood when you brush or floss
- Pain in your gums
- Bad breath
- Red gums
If you notice any of these symptoms, call our office to make an appointment. Dr. Jeffrey Robertson makes your health his priority and he can create a plan for you to get your infection under control and restore your dental health.
Not Treating Gum Disease
Failure to treat periodontal disease in a timely fashion has consequences up to and including tooth and bone loss. Combined with the threat of other systemic consequences, early diagnosis and treatment makes the most sense.
We know that patients stay away from the dentist for many reasons and we are sensitive to your needs. Our caring and compassionate team can make your feel more comfortable so that you can get the treatment you need to protect your health.