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If you have not already done so, set forth an effective oral health care treatment plan to keep your mouth safe from any tooth hazards, dental damage, or diseases that can arise. One of the most common forms of the disease that can plague an individual’s mouth is through infections of your gum tissue known as gum disease. Gum disease, often known as periodontal disease, can progress over a period of many years, and can often linger in your mouth without you being fully aware of it. To help keep your smile safe, look for signs and symptoms of gum disease.

Always check your smile for any signs of gum disease that may be present. Due to the fact the infections present with gum disease can progress over many years, it may take a while for symptoms to become apparent as well. However, if you notice any irregular or abnormal signs with your gums including any signs of inflammation, abnormal swelling, or an increased sensitivity or tenderness, it may be linked to gum disease.

Furthermore, if you notice that your bleeding more frequently, especially after mealtime or from brushing or flossing, it could be a sign of potential infections with your gum tissue. Other common symptoms of gum disease include recurring bouts of halitosis, loose or separating teeth, issues and ailments when chewing food, the presence of pus or sores, and a recession of your gums.

If you want to experience the joys of gum disease treatments at Birch Family Dental, simply call our team at 307-875-3658 to schedule an appointment at our dentist office in Green River, Wyoming. Drs. Birch and Jones look forward to helping you achieve optimal oral health!