Does gum disease hurt? It can be painful but it doesn’t always have obvious pain symptoms in the early stages. Many people see a bit of blood in the sink when they brush their teeth and because there isn’t any pain, they assume nothing is very wrong. Just because it might not hurt, that doesn’t mean it’s not hurting your health. Gum disease is a live infection that can impact a number of your body’s systems in addition to putting you at risk for pain in the mouth and tooth loss. Your dentist in Bellaire, TX can help you identify whether or not pain in your mouth is related to gum disease.
Gum Disease Hurts Your Heart
Gum disease does more than cause sore and bleeding gums, loose teeth, and bad breath. Gum disease can hurt your heart health due to bacteria in your blood stream that comes from your mouth. In addition to increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes (and complications from existing diabetes), pregnancy complications, osteoporosis, and other health problems, gum disease is one of the top reasons why people lose their adult teeth as they grow older. Good oral hygiene and proactive oral health care through brushing, flossing, oral rinses, and regular dental check-ups and cleanings will make a difference. If you do have signs of gum disease, a Bellaire periodontist at The Houston Dentists can help.
And if you and your doctor have already identified heart problems or you have a family history of heart disease, it’s more vital than ever for you to pay close attention to your oral health. Talk to us at The Houston Dentists.
The Houston Dentists: Bellaire Dentists Who Can Help with Gum Disease
Dr. Kathy Frazar and Dr. Thomas Hedge are Bellaire, Texas dentists who can help with early to later stage gum disease through both surgical and non-surgical options. Don’t neglect signs of periodontal problems until gum disease hurts your mouth, your heart, and other areas of your health. Talk to us at (713) 668-7137 for an appointment in our Bellaire, Texas office where we can assess the health of your gums and discuss periodontal treatment options.