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If you are suffering from gum disease, it is important to visit your dentist for effective treatments. However, you may not even know you’re suffering from it due to the fact that symptoms do not always appear. For this reason, it was always important to analyze your smile every morning when you wake up in determine if any dental damage is occurring to your gums. Always look for minor symptoms that could be present.

The first step to treating gum disease is to identify its symptoms. Even in its early stages, such as gingivitis, numerous symptoms are often present. Physical irregularities may begin to appear in your smile. If you are noticing any irregular signs of inflammation or swelling of your gums, or if your gums are routinely bleeding during mealtime or while brushing and flossing, gum disease may be responsible. In addition, if you’re having any painful chewing sensations when eating food, or painful sores are present between your gums to your teeth, it may be due to gum disease.

A common symptom of gum disease is tooth recession. This occurs when your gums begin to pull back away from your teeth thereby exposing more surface area of a tooth. This can potentially expose your root, which can leave you vulnerable to further oral ailments. In addition, gum recession can even cause teeth to become loose or separate and can cause them to slightly move out of their proper alignment. Another oral ailment that is common with gum disease is halitosis, also known as bad breath.

When you are ready to take the plunge into your quest for a superb smile thanks to gum disease treatments, come speak with Periodontal and Implant Esthetics to learn which treatment is right for you. To schedule an oral exam with Dr. Gustavo Ruiz and our team at our periodontic office in Tampa, Florida, simply give us a call at 813-289-3640.