Saturday, August 10, 2013

Gum Disease Symptoms - How Aware Are You?

Like many people, I had a small amount of bleeding when brushingor flossing my teeth. At the time I did not think it was a big deal, but it was a signal that I had gum disease.   I just didn't know it, like many people today. 

symptoms of gum diseaseBleeding by itself is not a conclusive indicator of gum disease. Bleeding gums can also indicate various kinds of other diseases, health conditions, or even reactions to medicine. 

If your gums bleed or are sore and tender when you floss, you most likely have a problem with gum disease. 

A diagnosis from your dentist will be needed to be certain and to rule out other possibilities. 

I experienced even more bleeding during my regular hygienic cleanings at the dentist’s office. In fact, the hygienist would have a pile of blood tainted gauze when she was finished cleaning my teeth.

Like most people, I did not realize that it is not normal to bleed alittle while brushing, flossing, or during regular dental cleanings. 

Yet, a person can still have gum disease even if there is no bleeding during these activities.


Some of the other indicators of gum disease are: 

Persistent bad breath 

Red, swollen, or tender gums Painful chewing

Loose teeth

Sensitive teeth 

Gums pulling away from the teeth Teeth that have shifted in position.

Pus anywhere around your gum line 

 This is not an exhaustive list; there could be other similar symptoms, as well. 

symptoms of gum diseasePlease do not think you are home free if you do not exhibit any of these symptoms; they are not always evident until the disease has progressed. 

By the same token, try not to be frightened if you have just one of these symptoms in isolation. They can be caused by other factors and are not conclusive. 

They are merely indicators and still require the diagnosis of a dentist or periodontist. 

The most likely cause is gum disease, but  some of these symptoms could indicate the existence of other problems. 

If you have any of them, please make an appointment with your dentist or periodontist immediately. 

Self-diagnosis can get you into trouble. You need a trained professional to verify if you have—or do not have—gum disease. The untrained who think they know the difference are frequently wrong. 

Was I able to solve my problem?  

Yes, I was - you can read more about that here.     

There are ways to work on this problem and a way to know if what you are doing is working or not. 

I wrote a book entitled:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease - A Layman's Guide To Fighting Gum Disease.    

You can find it on this site, amazon, or therabreath's website. 

But this information is almost free  (  email address required)

symptoms of gum disease


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Bleeding gums are a bad sign, it is important to take action now.   

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