If you have noticed your teeth shifting position, you might be quick to simply write it off as one of the by-products of getting older. Although it is true that there can be changes with the position of the teeth as the aging process takes hold, chances are good that if your teeth are mobile, you might have undiagnosed gum disease.
It’s impossible to know for sure if your gums are healthy unless you visit your dentist for an examination. Gum disease is often present without any signs or symptoms, so people are unaware they have it; consequently, the disease is not treated.
Have you noticed changes in your teeth? Has it been a while since your last check-up and clean? We welcome you to contact LN Dental in Chester Hill, NSW to schedule a booking.
What Is Gum Disease?
Gum disease starts with a sticky film of bacteria that builds upon the teeth; this is called plaque. It cannot all be removed with routine brushing and flossing, and what is left hardens into a substance called calculus or tartar. No amount of brushing at home can remove this hard substance; only a professional clean at the dentist can get rid of it. Left alone, it can continue to build up and cause an infection to form in the gums.
How Do I Know If I Have Gum Disease?
You probably won’t know you have the disease unless your dentist confirms it. But if you have any of the following signs, you might have this serious condition:
- Bleeding after brushing or flossing
- Gums that look red and swollen
- Pus build-up around the gumline
- Gum recession
- Teeth that have begun to feel loose, shifting position in your mouth
What Treatment Is Available for Gum Disease?
Once your gum disease has been diagnosed, a deep cleaning procedure can help manage the condition. It’s best to speak with your LN Dental Chester Hill, NSW dentist about a specific program for treating your gum disease.
We encourage you to find out if your gums are healthy by making an appointment at LN Dental. We warmly welcome new patients. To book an appointment, reach out to the team at LN Dental today! You can get in touch by calling (02) 9644 1499 or filling out a contact form. We’re open from 9 am to 5 pm all seven days of the week, so we’re here if you have a pressing need that needs to be seen.
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