Question About Periodontal Disease: How do you know if you have the start of periodontal disease? I think I may have Periodontal issues but am not sure.
Reply: First let me start by saying if you feel you may have gum disease you should see a dentist as soon as possible to confirm if in fact you do and if you do start treatment. However here are a few warning sings of gum disease to look out for
* Red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouth.
* Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard food.
* Gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, causing the teeth to look longer than before.
* Loose or separating teeth.
Questions about periodontal disease: How do you know if you have the start of periodontal disease? I thinking I may have it but I have not been to the dentist in a few years due to cost and not having any dental benefits with my job. However I also think that if I do have any periodontal issues it is not too bad right now. I just started to notice my gums are receding at the base of my bottom teeth. They also bleed every time I brush though I try not to brush too hard. However this is all I notice. How can you get treated for periodontal disease and is it very costly. What is the process like? Also is it too late to get dental insurance? If it can help me out any I would like to get some. I do not want my teeth to fall out.