Most people will experience periodontal problems during their lives. Still, it is important to do you what you can to keep those problems from causing tooth loss or contributing to other health issues.
We are committed to helping our patients in and around Lubbock, TX to fight gum disease. If you need help to treat a periodontal infection, call 806-507-6906 to visit High Plains Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.
In the meantime, keep these tips in mind.
1. Focus on Prevention
The best way to deal with gum disease is preventing it. This starts with your daily oral hygiene. That should include brushing twice daily and flossing every day. This is a good time to remind you of the importance of flossing, too. The day after Thanksgiving is National Flossing Day.
2. Don’t Ignore Symptoms
It’s also important to recognize when you have signs of gum infection. These could include one or more of the following:
- Gums that are redder than usual
- Gums that look puffy or swollen
- Bleeding when you brush or floss
- Gums that feel tender or s
- Chronic bad breath
- Pus between your teeth and gums
- Teeth that feel loose
3. Seek Relief Early
Make an appointment with us as soon as you can when you know or suspect you have gum disease. We offer degrees of treatment to handle your situation, no matter how mild or severe.