How to Catch Early Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease is preventable. However, since it creeps up on you silently, you may miss out on the signs and allow it to worsen until you have sustained permanent damage. When left untreated, gum disease can cause the loss of teeth. Without the proper gum disease treatment at the right time, infection of the gums can become an excruciating condition too. The following tips on spotting early signs will help you catch gum disease before it takes root.


Signs concerning the teeth

Are your teeth sensitive all of a sudden? That could be because of gum issues rather than just enamel erosion. When your gums are not in great shape, they do not offer the sound foundation that your teeth need. As a result, the teeth can be loose and shaky too. Leave it unchecked, and you could lose some teeth to gum disease. If your bite feels different or your teeth look longer or more prominent because of receding gums, you may be seeing early signs of gum disease.

Suppose you have a regular dental exam done consistently. In this case, your dentist will be able to spot all of these signs at the right time and take appropriate action with gum disease treatment. This is one reason why you should visit your dentist regularly.

Amp up your dental hygiene routine and take care of your oral hygiene with extra diligence to nip any infections in the bud. Head over to your dentist if you notice the signs getting worse.

Signs concerning the gums

 Your gums themselves also show indicators of poor health. Again, a dental exam by your dentist will put the spotlight on this, prompting the proper gum disease treatment immediately to sort out the issue before it affects your teeth or gums permanently.

If your gums feel tender or they look red and sore, you are probably looking at early gum disease. Other telltale signs could be swollen, painful gums, and bleeding when you brush or chew down hard. Darkened gums that are tender are also a good sign of gum disease. Also, watch out for signs of pus between the tooth and gum.

Proper cleaning of your teeth regularly keeps away gum disease in most cases. It would be best if you also went in for professional dental cleanings as and when your dentist recommends it. Dental cleanings are a simple and effective way to get rid of tartar and plaque that can quickly grow into serious infections.

Signs that you wouldn’t think are early signs of gum disease

It is fairly easy to spot the signs of gum disease in your teeth or gums, but what about other symptoms that you don’t usually associate with this condition? There are a few of these two. Foul breath is a surprising symptom that could be sparked off by gum infection.

Have you been unable to taste foods accurately? Do you have an unfamiliar taste in your mouth lately? That could be gum disease too. Mention any such changes you notice to your dentist at your regular dental cleaning session. This helps start treatment early so the infection is controlled before it affects your teeth.


Gum disease can have severe consequences if you do not catch it early and treat it appropriately. However, there are some early signs that will help you identify the disease quickly. Keep a close watch for the symptoms listed above so that you can get gum disease treatment in time. Of course, the simplest way to avoid such problems is to schedule regular dental visits so that the dentist can quickly check for healthy gums during the thorough dental exam. On the upcoming Gum health day on May 20, make a resolution to get regular dental exams every year.

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