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Caring for your smile often includes a risk assessment to determine if any dental damage is occurring. In many cases, you may be suffering from oral health ailments such as gum disease and not even know it. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, occurs when there is an infection of your gums. To determine if the disease is taking place, always look for common signs and symptoms.

In order to keep your smile safe from the risk of gum disease, it is important to find it as soon as possible. Numerous symptoms and indications exist that it may be present, and even though it will progress over a period of many years, symptoms can begin to appear visible in your mouth during early stages such as gingivitis. Always inspect your mouth to determine if there are any abnormal or irregular signs of your gums that include excessive swelling, tenderness when touched, or oral inflammation. In addition, check for frequent issues that can arise during mealtime or brush and floss them including bleeding gums.

If you are suffering from gum disease, it is important to understand how important it is to detect it as soon as possible. Tooth recession is a common condition that arises with gum disease. This occurs when your gums begin to pull back away from your teeth. This can expose more surface area of a tooth and leave your teeth looking taller than normal. Other common issues that can arise from gum disease include painful chewing sensations when eating, pus or sores, or loose or separating teeth.

The most amazing smiles and oral health care routines begin with gum disease treatments. If you would like to set up an appointment with Dr. David Solomon at our dentist office in Melrose, Massachusetts for gum disease treatments, please call us at 781-665-5222. Our team at Solomon & Wright Associates, P.C. looks forward to keeping your oral health in peak condition.