August 24, 2016

Gum disease is prevalent all over the country. Unfortunately, many people delay getting treatment because they do not think the symptoms are a big deal. Other people do not get treatment in a timely manner because their case of gingivitis is asymptomatic. Pay attention to any changes in your oral health so that you know when it is time to see our skilled periodontist.

Symptoms and Signs

There are two main forms of gum disease. Gingivitis is the more manageable variety while periodontitis is the more severe type, and the latter is going to require more extreme treatments. It is in your best interest to seek treatment even if you only suspect something is wrong. Some of the key symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Bleeding gums whenever you brush your teeth
  • Teeth feel as though they are shifting out of position
  • Deep periodontal pockets are developing between the gum tissue and teeth
  • Gums feel tender or swollen
  • Gums turn red in appearance
  • Gums begin to recede away from teeth, making them look longer
  • Persistent bad taste in the mouth
  • Halitosis
  • Alterations in how teeth fit together when you chomp down

These are symptoms you should be capable of detecting on your own. However, when you schedule an appointment with our periodontist, a member of our staff will take X-rays to see what is going on beyond the sight of the naked eye. From there, you will be told how severe your condition is and what treatment would be best. Less invasive treatments can be done for gingivitis, so if you would like to spend as little time as possible in the periodontist’s chair, take good care of your oral health and seek treatment when something is amiss.

Call Our Periodontist’s Office

Our experienced team has helped numerous people get over gum disease in Leesburg, VA. You can contact our Leesburg office at 571-291-2596 if you would like Dr. Kharmouche and our periodontists to take a look at your gums.



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