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What are some signs of gum disease?

In many cases, the only way to know for sure if you have gum disease is to visit your general dentist in Midwest City, OK. When you come to Diamond Dental for routine examinations, Dr. Amaya and his team will carefully asses the health of your gums.

Many people in this country develop gum disease, but a large number of these people are unaware that they have it. In its early stages, gum disease often presents with no symptoms at all. Only your dentist can tell you whether it is present.

If you have bleeding in our mouth when you brush or floss, this is one indicator that you could have gum disease.  Other signs and symptoms can develop as the disease becomes more advanced:

  • Pockets of pus that have formed along the gum line
  • Teeth that appear to be longer because the gum is pulling away
  • Teeth that are starting to become loose

When gum disease is more advanced, it cannot be cured but it can be managed. You’ll need to have deep cleanings at the dentist every few months to help keep the disease from worsening.

Stay current with routine dental checkups to help keep both your teeth and your gums healthy.

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