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Periodontal problem is very common, most people have it but they may not be aware of it.

When to see a dentist

  1. Periodontal disease can be due to multiple reasons, very common is plaque-calculus build up.
  2. Easy to remember when you see a blood while flossing-brushing it tells you something is not right ! You change flossing-brushing techniques and still continues bleeding or you notice spitting blood afterwards you need to make an appointment soon. It’s a time for dental evaluation and take care of your gums.
  3. Thumb rule is once you have needed type of dental cleaning done you just need to regularly maintain follow up cleaning appointments recommended by your Dentist or a Hygienist. It can be every 3 months, 4 months or 6 months. That easy it is !

Other reasons to make an appointment are:

  1. Bad breath: Halitosis (bad breath), which continues despite regular oral cleaning, can point to periodontitis, gingivitis.
  2. Loose teeth and gum recession: Longer looking and loose teeth can indicate recession of the gums and/or underlying bone loss as a result of periodontal disease.
  3. Short teeth: If you are unhappy that your teeth are short, cosmetic periodontal surgery can be performed to lengthen the appearance of your teeth.
  4. Missing teeth: Missing teeth can be replaced with the placement of dental implants and functions like a regular teeth.
  5. Health concerns: Patients with heart disease, diabetes, osteopenia or osteoporosis are often diagnosed with possible periodontal infections. The bacterial infection can spread through the blood stream, affecting other areas of the body.

If you find out any of these symptons, please contact at Gums and Smiles Family Dental in Leander, Texas 78641 to our dental professionals.