In order to treat receding gums and get rid of gum disease, you have to be able to spot the signs of the condition. There may also an underlying reason for receding gums occurring so it is important that you work out what is causing the condition to occur in the first place and take steps to correct it. The good news is that you are able to correct receding gums and win back your oral health and smile.
Signs That You Have Receding Gums
The following are some signs that you may have receding gums:
- Your gums are red and swollen – this is a clue that there is some infection of the gums and this tends to happen either before or in tandem with the gums pulling back from the teeth and “receding”.
- Bad breath – halitosis that does not seem to disappear even after you have just brushed your teeth is a sure sign that there is an infection in the gums somewhere. This is caused by the build up of bacteria in the mouth, which leads to receding gums.
- There may be loose gum tissue around the teeth – this is the beginning of receding gums.
- As the condition worsens the gums begin to pull away from the teeth and deep pockets appear between the gums and the teeth. At times the pockets may extend down to the very root of the tooth.
- Your teeth may feel loose – the gums are the support system of the teeth, so when the gums begin to recede the teeth can lose their support and begin to feel wobbly.
It is important that if you notice the signs of receding gums that you visit your dentist immediately. The longer that you leave it before you seek treatment, the worse the condition is likely to become and the more invasive the treatment options are going to be. The dentist will determine the extent of your condition and be able to propose an effective treatment plan. Additionally you can use the OraMD 4 Step Oral Hygiene Program at home to reduce the bacteria in your mouth and help to treat the condition at home.