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Gum Disease

Q: Why do I need to avoid gum disease?

A: Gum disease can not only cause some very unpleasant symptoms, but is also known to create further potential health hazards for a person who it is found to be present in. It is therefore essential to protect yourself from it.

Q: How do people get gum disease?

A: Gum disease develops when plaque build-up is left in the mouth and the harmful bacteria within it goes on to cause the condition. This is why regular brushing and flossing is essential, as removal of plaque provides you with the best chance of preventing gum disease.

Q: What problems could gum disease cause my general health?

A: One of the symptoms of gum disease is inflammation of the gums. This is a problem which is thought to have wider implications regarding the bloodstream of other parts of the body - particularly the blood vessels in the brain and the heart.

Q: What do I need to look out for as symptoms of gum disease?

A: The main symptoms of gum disease are bleeding gums (either during brushing or in general), halitosis (bad breath), red/swollen gums, abscesses, and lose teeth. If left untreated, these already significant problems can develop and become much more severe. If you believe that you are experiencing any of the issues noted above, please do not hesitate to contact Instore Dental to book your appointment. It is important that gum disease is identified and treated early.