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What are the early signs of gum disease?

We consider gum disease a severe oral health issue because it may impact body systems like the heart and lungs. Fortunately, you and your Harris Park dentist can catch gum disease in its earliest stage—gingivitis—to prevent oral and body health complications.

Gingivitis is a precursor to gum disease. In this stage, we can reverse the issue and restore your oral health. When gingivitis becomes full gum disease, it is merely treatable.

Signs of early gum disease include:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Mobile teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Gum pocketing
  • Gum recession

Sometimes symptoms are mild, and you don’t notice the subtle changes. For this reason, it’s essential to visit the dentist regularly for check-ups and teeth cleans. In addition, regular dental visits allow your dentist to diagnose gum disease in the gingivitis stage.

Brushing and flossing twice daily or following every meal is also essential. And we recommend calling your dentist if you notice oral health changes between dental check-ups, including bleeding gums.

For Gum Disease Treatment in Harris Park, NSW, We Encourage Your Call

Treating gum disease is crucial to the future of your oral health and body wellness. To learn more or to arrange a check-up with the dentist, a team member is standing by to get you started.