Bacteria can live happily in our gums for a very long time, eating the sugary foods that we eat, and quite cheerful in our warm and wet mouths where bacteria can thrive. This is what causes gum disease, and as the disease progresses there will be more and more damage to your mouth because of the spread and increase in bacteria. The very beginning of gum disease is also known as gingivitis, and if caught can be treated by something as simple as a special mouth wash – but the trouble is that few people even consider that there is a chance that they could have gum disease in the first place.
Gum disease dentist San Diego specialist Dr Paige Woods sees more people than she would like each year who have had gum disease for years without even realizing it. Without swift treatment, gum disease can go undetected and undiagnosed for many months, if not years, and this can cause irreparable damage to not only the gums of the patient, but also the teeth and bone in the jawline as well. In some of the worst cases, a patient will lose a tooth completely due to the decay that has been settled in their mouths for so long.
The time to act is now, and even if you do not think that you have any chance of having gum disease, we would recommend that you have a consultation with your dentist. For huge numbers of people who do have gum disease, they have absolutely no symptoms, so unless you have seen a gum disease dentist specialist like Dr Paige Woods, you just never know. Better to have a check up and be reassured that you do not have gum disease or problems in that area, than to leave it for another year, and then find that some of your teeth are getting a little loose.
Call (619) 359-6569 for a free gum disease consultation.