Health Tip: Warning Signs of Gum Disease
(HealthDay News) -- Periodontal disease affects the thin crevice
between the gums and teeth called the sulcus. This causes the
attachment of the tooth and nearby tissue to disintegrate, causing
a pocket that becomes deeper as the disease worsens.
The American Dental Association says warning signs of gum
- Bleeding that's easily triggered from the gums.
- Gums that are sore or tender, swollen or red.
- Gums that recede from the teeth.
- Frequent bad taste or bad breath.
- Permanent teeth that feel loose or feel like they're separating
from the gums.
- Changes in alignment of the teeth or dentures.
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