When to Visit A Dental Professional
And don’t wait until it hurts or you notice a problem. There can often be a lot of damage done before you notice anything or there are any adverse symptoms at all. And catching it very early means that there will be minimal discomfort in treating the problem. Teeth are not the only thing dentistry will care for. They will also take care of your gums since not doing so can result in painful gum disease. A dentist can definitely treat this, but sometimes they might refer you to a periodontist, a dentist who specializes in treating gum disease.
Periodontal disease can lead to serious health issues you might not even associate with dental health like heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and respiratory problems. Signs may be swollen gums or receding gums, bad breath, or having loose teeth.