Early Signs and Early Prevention
Fixing dental problems can be very expensive if you let them go untreated. You can save money if you take care of your teeth and get them treated when you first see some early signs of dental trouble.
The Good NewsExcept for trauma to your mouth and teeth, dental problems usually do not occur overnight. They are usually slow in development, which enables you or the dentist to catch them early.
Early Signs of Dental ProblemsThere are several things that could be considered as early signs that you have a dental problem on the way. When the warning sign first strikes that is the best time to do something about it and get to the dentist office.
Sensitive teeth are caused by the thinning of the enamel on your teeth. This occurs as a result of several factors, which primarily are eating and drinking a lot of acidic drinks or foods and not brushing your teeth as often as you should.
If you have other symptoms, such as your gums are pulling away from your teeth and you have pus at the gum line, then you have the more advanced form of gum disease called periodontitis. Once it gets to this stage, you will need the help of a dentist to remove it. You may need medications, a non-invasive surgery called scaling and root planing, and more. The sooner this problem is treated, the better.
Food Always Lodging between Teeth
Most likely, you have also already had some other symptoms with the loose teeth. Other symptoms may include bleeding gums when you brush or floss, inflamed gums, continual bad breath, and pus along the gum line.
The reason for these symptoms is because the harmful bacteria is causing inflammation that has now turned into an autoimmune disease that is attacking your gums, the support structures for your teeth, and your jawbone. The inflammation is destroying these structures and the damage may require surgery to repair it. Without treatment from a periodontist, your teeth will become looser and fall out.
How to Reduce Your Risk
In order to reduce your risk of dental problems and periodontal disease, there are some steps you can take. They include:
Brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes each time.
Floss every day to remove food particles between your teeth.
Eat a healthy diet – reduce carbs and sugar in food and drink.
Get regular dental checkups to spot potential dental problems early.
If you have early signs of dental problems or gum disease, you can get gum disease treatment from Dr. Kumar T. Vadivel, DDS, FDS RCS, MS, a Board Certified Periodontist. He can help you with gum infection, gum recession, tooth decay, and with cosmetic dentistry. He has dental offices in the Carrollton, TX, and Grapevine, TX areas. For a consultation or dental checkup, you can contact his office today at (817) 756-8578.