Gum DiseaseGum disease happens when there is a presence of bacteria below the gum line. If gum disease is not properly treated, deep pockets can develop below the gum line, causing inflammation and irritation in the gums.Once gum disease develops, the teeth may become loose or shift. In extreme cases, patients can lose teeth due to gum disease. Symptoms of gum disease:
- Red or swollen gums
- Receding gum line
- Bleeding gums
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Tooth sensitivity
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day for a minimum of two minutes. Properly removing buildup that has accumulated in the mouth is essential to fighting gum disease.
- Floss your teeth. Flossing can help remove debris and plaque from between the teeth. If plaque isn't properly removed, it can turn into tartar which can lead to tooth decay.
- Schedule preventive care visits to Spink Dentistry in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Spink and his team are compassionate, experienced professionals dedicated to providing high quality, personalized dental care.
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