Novato Periodontal Dentist Explains How Gum Disease Manifests

Written by Dr. McConnell on Nov 8, 2022

Periodontal disease is one of the primary threats to long-term dental health as well as dental aesthetics. That is why our Novato dentists highly recommend that patients screen their smiles for signs of oral tissue infections. We have seen first-hand how critical early intervention can be in these situations.

So, as you monitor your own oral health, here are some symptoms and red flags to look out for:

  • Reddening or inflamed gums
  • Swollen oral tissues
  • Receding gums
  • Gums that tend to bleed easily
  • Chronic bad breath

Any one of these problems can indicate an ongoing infection and deserve a follow-up with your dental team. Effectively treating periodontal disease is all about neutralizing harmful bacteria, while boosting your body’s ability to heal and regenerate. Finally, restorative treatments allow our team to build back dental structures that have been lost due to infection.

When you are faced with symptoms of gum disease, do not hesitate to reach out to our Novato gum disease dentists for help or support. The easiest way to reach our team is to give our office a call or to use the Contact Us page on our site to submit your questions and contact information.