What are the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease in the dental industry, is an infection that impacts the smile. It starts in the gum tissues and worsens to the point of causing significant loss of bone, teeth, and gums. In most cases, this condition can be avoided with proper care, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits. However, if it does begin to develop, Drs. Chris and Robin Post of Lincoln, Nebraska, encourage you to be mindful of the symptoms of periodontal disease to spot problems the minute they happen. Our team works closely with patients to improve their dental hygiene and maintain healthy gums. Our goal is to ensure that your oral health and overall well-being are in top condition. Getting a proper diagnosis and working with an experienced dental team to treat the disease is vital to restoring the smile.

What are the more common signs and symptoms of periodontal disease?

Our team at Centre Place Dental takes time to educate patients on the different symptoms of periodontal disease so they can be aware of when these issues develop and seek early treatment. Some of the more typical issues include:

  • Red, swollen, and tender gums
  • Gums that bleed while brushing or flossing
  • Persistent halitosis (bad breath)
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Changes in the way your teeth align
  • Changes in your bite
  • Pus between your teeth and gums

If you notice any of the above signs or symptoms developing or suspect you may have periodontal disease, you need to take immediate action, so please contact our office right away. Early diagnosis and effective gum disease treatment can help prevent further complications and damage to your oral health. Additionally, periodontal disease has also been linked to certain medical conditions, including increased risks of heart attacks, strokes, and even diabetes!

What is the best method of preventing the development of gum disease?

Visiting perio health professionals such as Drs. Chris and Robin Post is the first step in protecting your smile from conditions associated with poor oral hygiene habits. Regular visits and daily care can improve and maintain proper dental hygiene and periodontal health, ensuring a smile you can be confident sharing with others!

Our team at Centre Place Dental looks forward to assisting you in keeping your smile healthy!

Are you on a journey to a healthier smile? Are you suspecting that you have gum disease developing? Do you desire to take a more proactive approach to your oral health and seek a dental team that can provide preventative dentistry? If this sounds just like you and you live in Lincoln, NE, we welcome you to request an appointment with our practice at 144 North 44th Street, Suite F. To bring your smile back to health, contact Drs. Chris and Robin Post and their experienced team of professionals by calling (402) 799-4977.