Archive for 'periodontal (gum) disease' Category

What’s Behind a Loose Tooth?

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

04/13/2016
When a baby tooth is loose, it’s cause for celebration and a visit from the tooth fairy. But when an adult tooth starts to wobble, it’s worrisome; you won’t grow another. It’s a sign that something’s wrong with the ligaments that suspend teeth in their socket and absorb the bite more...

The Dangers of Periodontal Disease

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

11/06/2012
The first symptoms of periodontal disease may not be easy for you to recognize. It isn't too difficult to overlook your bleeding gums and bad breath — especially if you're a smoker — because these symptoms often come and go for long periods of time. But these early warning signs more...

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

11/05/2012
You probably know that with proper care, your teeth can last a lifetime. But did you know that decay isn't your teeth's only enemy? Periodontal disease, which is caused by bacteria that attack your gums, can result in inflammation, bone loss, and eventually the loss of teeth. Plus, the symptoms more...

Treating Ongoing Periodontal (Gum) Problems

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02/05/2010
For some people, periodontal disease can be a difficult problem to deal with. One reason is because periodontal disease is actually a group of diseases and some forms are just more aggressive and difficult to control than others—even when you are doing all the right things including correct daily oral more...

The Warning Signs of Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

02/05/2010
As any dentist or medical professional will tell you, Benjamin Franklin gave great advice that is still true today when he said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The first tell tale sign of periodontal disease is bleeding gums when brushing your teeth or flossing. Unfortunately, more...

Recurring Swollen Gums? Here’s What to Do

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

02/05/2010
Periodontal (gum) infections can be quite painful, but more importantly, they can be signs of larger problems to come. If you are experiencing recurring swellings on your gums, then you have the hallmark signs of an acute periodontal (gum) abscess and need to make an immediate appointment with your dentist. more...

Gum Disease, Do You Know the Signs?

periodontal (gum) disease

02/05/2010
Understanding the signs of gum disease can prevent needless worry and potentially save you both time and money for treatment. While many people think bleeding gums is caused by brushing too hard, the truth is that you would have to brush extremely hard to make healthy gums bleed. Bleeding when more...

The Art & Science of Periodontal Surgery

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02/05/2010
The goal of periodontal surgery is to restore and regenerate normal form and function to the supporting structures of the teeth when they have been lost and/or damaged by periodontal (gum) disease. This includes your gum tissue, periodontal ligament, and bone. While the only monitor for periodontal (gum) disease is more...

Inflammation—the Connection between Heart Disease and Periodontal (Gum) Disease

periodontal (gum) disease

02/05/2010
If you currently have heart disease or if it runs in your family, you should be aware that recent studies have shown that there are some common factors between heart disease and periodontal (gum) disease. While researchers are still working to understand whether there is a direct relationship between the more...

Warning signs of Gum Disease

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

02/04/2010
If you are experiencing any of these signs you should be evaluated by your dentist or periodontist. Gums that bleed during brushing or eating Gums that feel swollen or tender Persistent bad breath Pus between your gums and teeth Gums that are receding or pulling back from your teeth Changes more...