Signs You Have Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is the second stage in the destruction of your gums, jawbone, and teeth after Gingivitis. Gingivitis is a warning sign predicting the possibility of periodontal disease if you do not take action.
The action to take is to stop periodontal disease in its tracks. You cannot repair the damage done to your gums, jawbone, and teeth, but you can prevent it getting worse.
Take action today. Schedule an appointment with Dr. William S. Neale, your Wichita Falls area expert on periodontal disease. Fill in the Appointment Form or call Dr. Neale’s office at (940) 322-0758. Do not delay! Every day counts with periodontal disease.
What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease forms when the bacteria and toxins from plaque in your mouth are left untreated at the Gingivitis stage. They begin to burrow down to the dark recesses of your gums. That starts a process of bacterial destruction of everything related to your teeth, including your teeth. Eventually, your gums will recede, your jawbone will be affected, and your teeth will fall out.
Did you know that about 50% of all people in the United States have periodontal disease? They usually wait too long to have any treatment until it is too late.
Don’t’ let that happen to you. Schedule an appointment to see Dr. William S. Neale, your local Wichita Falls area periodontal specialist. He will examine, and if required, treat you. Dr. Neale can save your teeth and give you a sparkling smile.
What are the Signs of Periodontal Disease?
The problem with having periodontal disease is you may not know you have it. At the beginning stage of development, it is quite likely there won’t be any signs such as red, sore, and swollen gums. That’s a major reason everyone should have an early, preventative checkup with Dr. William S. Neale of Wichita Falls, Texas. He is eminently qualified to diagnose and treat periodontal disease.
Do not delay. We cannot stress this enough. Periodontal disease is nasty stuff. The damage caused by the disease cannot be reversed; it can only be stopped. Getting an early diagnosis is critical to maintaining a healthy mouth and a sparkling smile.
As periodontal disease progresses in your mouth, you may experience some of the following signs:
Bleeding Gums. Your gums may bleed for no apparent reason when brushing or flossing and sometimes even when you eat.
Pain, swelling and redness. You may experience these conditions as a result of an infection building at the lower gum levels. There may not be any apparent reason. Periodontal disease is usually located so deeply in the gums that only a specialized periodontal dentist, such as Dr. William S. Neale of Wichita Falls, Texas, is qualified to conduct a diagnosis and carry out treatment regimes to bring back your sparkling smile.
Once the disease gets to this stage, the infection caused by Spirochetes bacteria, the root cause of periodontal disease, can translocate through the bloodstream to other parts of your body. Some may say, “So what?” Spirochetes bacteria is a causal factor in a number of serious medical conditions. Your chances of having heart disease, diabetes, chronically swollen joints, and other severe conditions increase by not securing a periodontal disease checkup.
Teeth that appear to be growing. Your teeth may seem to be getting longer when in reality, your gums are shrinking. Periodontal disease attacks the gums, which recede toward the jawline. Let this continue and the loss of teeth becomes a consequence. So much for your sparkling smile. You didn’t visit Dr. William S. Neale of Wichita Falls, Texas for an examination and treatment to stop periodontal disease in its tracks.
Loosening Teeth ultimately fall out. Periodontal disease destroys the ligaments holding the teeth in the jawbone. It destroys the gums and jawbone. This causes the loosening of your teeth and their ultimate loss.
Oozing Pus between your teeth. Picture that. Wouldn’t pus oozing out of your gums between your teeth suggest there is something terribly wrong? We hope you never get to this stage. If you do, you need to see Dr. William S. Neale immediately. Contact Dr. Neale. Give his office a call at (940) 322-0758.
Get Help Right Away
You may not even know you have periodontal disease. You may have some or all of the symptoms mentioned above. No matter what your situation, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The prevention can begin by making an appointment with Dr. William S. Neale for a checkup. A regular dentist is not qualified to diagnose and treat periodontal disease. Dr. Neale has taken three years of additional training to be able to help you.
Do not delay. Contact Dr. William S. Neale, Wichita Falls, Texas today for a checkup at (940) 322-0758. Make sure you have a smile that sparkles.