4 Signs You May Have Gum Disease

Keeping your gums healthy is an important part of your overall health. Many patients neglect their gums as part of their oral hygiene routine. Routine brushing and flossing can help keep your gums on the right track. At Canton Dental Associates, we believe that a proper oral hygiene routine and routine preventive care visits can minimize your chance of developing periodontal disease (gum disease). Baltimore dentist Dr. Emily Lin is committed to helping patients maintain healthy gums through her practice. Dr. Lin will work with you to help diagnose and treat your gum disease. If you have developed gum disease, We offer antibacterial rinse, root and scaling, periodontal therapy, and gum surgery to help restore your smile. When it comes to your smile, you should find a dentist you trust. Dr. Lin is a trusted Baltimore dentist dedicated to providing high-quality dental care.

4 Signs You May Have Gum Disease

It is important to know what is normal when it comes to your oral health. Knowing the early signs of complex dental issues can help you save time, money, and your teeth in the long run. We understand that each patient is different, and some patients may not exhibit any signs of gum disease, which is why it is important to schedule routine preventive care visit to Canton Dental Associates. If you do notice changes in your oral health, please feel free to schedule an appointment online or call (410) 567-0368 .Dr. Lin will work with you to determine what treatment is best to help restore your smile.

  • Bleeding Gums: Bleeding gums is not normal of any magnitude. Bleeding gums can be an early warning sign of gum disease.
  • Loose or Shifting Teeth: During gum disease, the gums begin to pull away from the teeth. When the gums pull away from the teeth they create pockets which can loosen the teeth and cause your teeth to move and shift.
  • Receding Gums: Gum disease creates pockets in the gums which cause the gums to retreat away from the teeth. Receding gums can make the teeth appear longer than they actually are.
  • Bad Breath: Plaque and bacteria caused by gum disease can cause bad breath. If your bad breath is persistent, even after brushing and flossing, it may be a sign of gum disease.