It isn’t hard to figure out whether or not you have gum disease. Your gums will bleed while brushing. They will appear red and swollen. They will occasionally hurt. And your breath won’t be minty or fresh. While these are the overt symptoms of gum disease, the ones you can’t see right away are the worst. Your gums will begin to recede making it easier for your teeth to move around and loosen. Left unchecked, the corrosion will eventually make its way into your jawbone causing the bone itself to erode.
One of the biggest problems with gum disease is that it gets worse faster the worse it is. In other words, as your gums recede from around your teeth, they make tiny pockets between your teeth and your gums. These pockets make it easier for plaque to build up and this causes the decay to become more rapid. To put it bluntly, early intervention is a must. The sooner we can stop the vicious spiral, the better off your overall oral health, your gums, and the condition of your jawbone will be.