Can gum disease cause tooth loss? Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a pretty common, yet serious oral infection to your gum tissue. Gum disease is caused by an assortment of factors, including plaque buildup within our mouths, that if left untreated, can steadily damage your gums and cause irreparable tooth loss.
Prevent gum disease from destroying your smile by watching for the following signs that show it may be occurring:
– Do you commonly have loose teeth that feel wobbly?
– Does it feel like your gums are pulling back away from your teeth, exposing more of their roots?
– Have you been prescribed any medications that list gum disease as a frequent side effect?
– Do you suffer from frequent bouts of halitosis (bad breath) no matter how often you brush and floss?
– Do you continue to engage in bad habits for your oral health such as smoking or chewing tobacco, or using drugs?
– Do you have sensitive gums that appear swollen, too sensitive to touch, or are red and bleeding?
– Do your gums regularly bleed when eating food or brushing and flossing?
If you would like to schedule a professional cleaning at Greg Wolfe Family Dentistry or if you would like a comprehensive oral exam to check for gum disease from Dr. Greg L. Wolfe and our team at our dentist office in Ventura, California, please give us a call at 805-654-1174. Come in and become a success story with a healthier smile today.