Gum problems or periodontal disease can be very common and they can affect almost anybody. The good thing about it is that it can be prevented.
- Diagnosis during its early stages is a key to fighting periodontal disease.
- Prevention is also a key and good oral hygiene can help gum problems from occurring.
- Patients who observe symptoms of gum problem should go to their dentists before the condition gets worse.
- The condition is caused by plaque the has accumulated in the gum line.
- Plaque contains bacteria that can damage the gums and destroy the tooth as a result of the acid produced.
- Gum problems may also be caused by medications like calcium channel blockers that can cause severe bleeding and gum overgrowth.
What are the Toothache and Gum Problems Symptoms
Here are some of the symptoms to look out for when it comes to gum disease:
- Gums bleed easily or spontaneously
- Very red, tender, and swollen gums
- Pus comes out between the teeth when the gums are pressed
- Gums that seem to pull away from the teeth
- Gums that appear to be shrinking or decreasing in size enough to reveal the part of the root of the teeth
- Changes in bite or contact quality
- Changes in the way that dentures fit
Toothache and Gum Problems
- When toothache is associated gum problems, it could be because of the presence of tooth decay
- Abscess can also cause tooth pain and swelling of the gums with the presence of pus
- Teeth may also appear to loosen with there is tooth decay or abscess
How to Naturally Prevent Gum Problems
- When it comes to periodontal disease, brushing twice a day may not be enough to control it.
- Flossing in between the teeth before brushing is necessary too.
- Patients who have bad contact between molars may consider using PTFE or Single Filament floss.
- Regular trips to the dentist for periodic cleaning are necessary as well.