Here are some of the signs that you should see a periodontist:

Here are some of the signs that you should see a periodontist:

October 19, 2021

By Dr. Ramina Sarmicanic

1) Loose Teeth:

If you notice loose teeth or mobility on any of your teeth, you should see a periodontist. Loose teeth mean there’s active bone loss or extra pressure on your teeth. Seeing a periodontist can prevent further damage and possible teeth loss.

2) If you start to notice a change in your bite.

If you feel your bite is different compared to what you used to have or see, or if you see gaps or spaces forming in between your teeth, it could be an indication of having potential bone loss. In this case, you should see a periodontist.

3) Missing teeth

If you have any teeth that are missing, whether they were removed or the teeth never came; you should see a periodontist. You may be a candidate for a dental implant to restore the function, chewing ability, and aesthetics.

4) Gum Recession

If you notice notches or loss of gums at the base of your teeth, you should see a periodontist. Loss of gums means there’s loss of bone and there is a risk of further bone loss which can lead to loss of teeth.

5) Swelling or Bleeding

If you have any bleeding, swelling or pain in your gums, you should see a periodontist. Bleeding, swelling or pain can indicate active infection. Seeing a periodontist can help minimize or eliminate the problem.

6) Pain and Discomfort

If you have any pain, discomfort or feel aching in your teeth, you may be suffering from periodontal disease (gum disease) and you should see a periodontist to address the problem as soon as possible before it becomes untreatable.

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