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Optimum oral health insurance that you are not only taking care of your teeth but you’re taking care of your gums as well. Because plaque buildup in your mouth can severely hinder your oral health, not only are your teeth at risk but so too are your gums. A condition in which your gums are slowly damaged over a period of time can arise known as periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, better known as gum disease, exists when your gum tissue suffers infectious diseases.

In order to protect your oral health, it is important to always look out for symptoms of gum disease. Because gum disease can arise at any point, numerous symptoms are often present. Gum disease can take place on numerous occasions including an early-stage such as gingivitis. When gingivitis is present, frequent systems are also present as well.

Always check and inspect your gums to see if there are any signs of frequent bleeding. In addition, if your teeth are extremely sensitive, or if there’s inflammation or swelling present, gum disease may be to blame. Furthermore, the presence of pus or sores or painful chewing could be the result of gum disease.

A common oral health ailment associated with gum disease is gum recession. This occurs when your gums pull back away from your teeth exposing more of your teeth. When this happens, not only are you are at risk for additional oral health ailments, but your gums may be infected as well. Other common signs of gum disease include loose or separated, and halitosis.

Don’t get left in the dark by having poor oral hygiene without gum disease treatments. If you would like Dr. Paul L. Evans and our team to bring you in for a comprehensive exam to determine if gum disease treatments are right for you, please set up an appointment at our dentist office in Grass Valley, California, by calling us at 530.273.4442.