Gum disease, which is also known as periodontal disease, is a serious and dangerous dental issue. In fact, it’s so dangerous that it not only affects your smile and oral health, but it also affects your entire body. The symptoms related to gum disease are:
– Bleeding gums (Gums that bleed when you clean your smile. They might even bleed when you eat meals and snacks. Bleeding gums are not normal, even if it is common to think they are)
– Receding gums (Gums that move away from the teeth and show the tooth roots. Healthy gums should hug the teeth tightly and cover the lower sections of the teeth)
– Red gums (Gums that are a darker color than usual. Your gums should be a light or dark pink color)
– Swollen gums (Gums that are inflamed, bulgy, lumpy, and tender. Your gums should be flat and tight in your mouth and shouldn’t cause any pain)
If you think you have fallen victim to gum disease in Lakewood, Colorado, then you need to contact Roger Anderson DDS at 303-232-6205 and schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Roger Anderson. We also encourage you to call our office if you have any questions. Our dental team is happy to help you!