Learn The Signs Of Possible Periodontal Disease

It is very important to make sure that you are keeping a close eye on the condition of your teeth and gums so you can get help as soon as it's needed. Periodontal disease can be serious, painful, and even embarrassing. You do not want to have this problem and delay going to the dentist. Get an appointment set up if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: 

There's A Bad Odor Or Taste That Won't Go Away

You may have tried brushing your teeth more often, flossing, and using mouthwash but if you are still left with a bad taste in your mouth or bad breath, it is time to make an appointment with your dentist. You won't be able to cover up the smell with sprays or mints. The underlying cause of the bad odor and taste will need to be treated for any of that to go away.

Your Gums Are Sore And Swollen

If you didn't just eat something that burned your mouth and you have sore and swollen gums, it should be taken as a sign that it is time to go to the dentist. They will examine your mouth and determine what the best course of action is. In the meantime, continue brushing your teeth and gums, even if you have to go a little careful when brushing the gums because of the pain.

There's Pain When You Chew

Cavities can cause pain when chewing, but you can find some relief until your appointment by chewing on the other side of your mouth. However, if it seems that no matter what teeth you use for chewing, you are in pain and it is making it difficult to eat things other than super soft foods, you could have periodontal disease and you need to be treated by a dentist.

Make sure that you explain the issue to the receptionist when you call to make your appointment. Doing so will help ensure that they understand that this is more than just a minor toothache. You want to be seen right away before the situation gets much worse. If your regular dentist is unable to see you for a few weeks, visit an emergency dentist. They offer extended hours and may take walk-in appointments. You will be happy you did when you start to get some relief from the pain and discomfort.

Contact a local dentist to learn more about periodontal disease.