Symptoms of Gum Disease
Gum disease can vary from a simple gum inflammation to a serious condition that can ultimately lead to tooth loss. Knowing the symptoms can help you to get ahead of problems.
If left untreated, gum disease can cause gum recession and tooth loss. At this point, brushing alone will not treat the condition. The damage is irreversible and will require treatment from your dentist.
When gingivitis progresses to periodontitis, the gum support of your teeth can be weakened by plaque buildup hardening and turning into tartar. The body’s reaction to the tartar causes it to attack the gum tissue, which can cause loose teeth and eventually tooth loss.
Check Your Gum Health
Are you gums healthy? Take this quick self-assessment to find out.