Are Your Teeth Growing?
Do you think your teeth are growing longer? Don’t be fooled for one second. If you’re asking yourself this question, you have a receding gum line caused by a serious infection. Everyone has heard of Gingivitis. But do you know about periodontal disease?
Most People Don’t Know
Most people don’t know about periodontal disease. It affects more than 50% of the population in the United States. They have all let their gums, jawbones, and teeth deteriorate to the point of a severe gum infection.
Watch out for the Signs
There are few signs of periodontal disease in its early stages. There may be some discomfort, some redness, and a bit of swelling. By and large, most people just think the signs can be ignored. Don’t let this happen to you. Periodontal disease is a nasty infection that can make your gums recede which makes your teeth look like they are growing. It can cause deterioration of your jawbone and the ligaments holding your teeth in place. The results are the loosening and eventual loss of your teeth. The infection can also attack other parts of your body.
The infection from periodontal disease is caused by Spirochetes bacterium. Spirochetes can be a serious causal factor in heart disease, arthritis, chronic joint swelling, and diabetes, to name a few.
You don’t want to get to the point that your teeth look like they’re getting longer. That can only mean one thing; a progression of periodontal disease which can affect your total body health.
It’s a sad fact that many people are affected by their gums receding. Periodontal disease may be the causal factor. Once the damage is done, it can only be repaired by medical intervention. Other causes of receding gums can be:
• Over-Aggressive Brushing. Hard brushing with a hard toothbrush can cause the gums to recede. The obvious cure for this situation is to use a softer toothbrush and be more gentle with your teeth and gums.
• Build up of tartar and plaque. This can turn into periodontal disease. Tartar and plaque can be adequately removed by your periodontal dentist.
Receding gums can make it appear that your teeth are growing longer. Don’t believe it for a second. You’re on your way to a serious infection. Without delay, you should immediately have a checkup with your Wichita Falls periodontal specialist, Dr. William S. Neale. Dr. Neale has taken three years of additional training to specialize in treating periodontal disease. He has helped hundreds of people have a sparkling smile. You can Click Here to see what others are saying abut Dr. Neale and his treatments. If you want to save your teeth, make an appointment to see Dr. Neale today by filling out the Contact Us form on this website or by calling his office at (940) 322-0758.