What are the symptoms of gum infection for Knoxville area patients?
Gum disease is a serious condition that can affect the smile of Knoxville patients. Gum disease, commonly referred to by dentists as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gum tissue. While this may not sound like a serious concern, it can be. Gum disease can cause irreversible damage to the smile. It can result in the loss of gum tissue, jawbone, and natural adult teeth. It can result in bacteria that can spread to the rest of the body through the oral systemic connection and cause a myriad of medical concerns to arise. Because of this, it is important for patients of Sequoyah Dental Arts to work with their dentist, Dr. Pablo Foncea, to reduce their risk for developing this condition.
Reducing the risk of gum infection is done by proper oral health care. While a dentist often sees patients a few times a year, they are not able to be the primary person for dental health care. They educate their patients on how they can maintain their oral health to avoid gum infections and other problems such as tooth decay. Both can wreak havoc on a smile in health and aesthetics.
Knoxville area dentist, Dr. Pablo Foncea, works with patients at Sequoyah Dental Arts to help them understand the signs and symptoms of gum disease to catch it early enough for intervention. When caught in the initial stages, gum disease can be reversed. However, if left untreated, it can advance into the later, more severe stages and patients can only work with their dentist to control the condition for the rest of their lives.
The symptoms of gum infection include:
- Swelling of the gum tissue
- Red, irritated gums
- Bleeding when brushing and flossing
- Bad breath that does not go away with brushing
- Loose teeth
- Large pockets between gum tissue and teeth
Dr. Pablo Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts is here to help Knoxville patients improve their dental health and maintain it for a lifetime. Contact his practice today to learn more about the ways in which you can maintain better dental health and be on the lookout for problems such as gum infection.