Seeing the onset of gum changes? Maybe it’s more about the way your gum tissue seems to feel. Whatever of your five senses are coming into play when you think you have something happening with your gum health and it’s probably not good, our Austin, TX team strongly suggests you pick up the phone to schedule a visit with us immediately! Remember, when you come in at the first sign of a change, it makes it much easier to quickly get the health of your gums right back on track! So, don’t hesitate to call.
Any kind of gum inflammation, whether you’re seeing just a little bit of puffiness or a lot, is worthy of a dental visit with our team! Remember that your goal is to maintain your oral health and, though inflammation can point to a very long list of issues (from simple irritation to gum disease), it’s always best to allow us to offer you an accurate diagnosis. Inflammation is a very common symptom of gingivitis!
Red Or Purple Color
Your gums should have a consistent color, which is usually going to include a soft or rosy pink tone. When you’re noticing a much more vibrant shade, often a red color or a purple color, this may point to gum disease. To find out if your gum health requires our attention, again, we remind you to come in ASAP, so we may be certain and so you may receive treatment if you need it.
Bleeding gums are a common sign of gum disease. However, remember that you can also end up with a small amount of bleeding from a tiny abrasion. Or, you may think you’re seeing blood in the sink when really, you recently ate something with pink or red food coloring! So, though it may be nothing at all, the presence of blood is also a reason you should definitely see us. Just don’t worry about your gum health. We will help!
Tenderness? Pain? Soreness? See us.
A Bad Taste Or Bad Breath
You may think that bad breath or a foul taste in your mouth is nothing to worry about. However, the truth is that you really should schedule a dental checkup with us if you notice such a change! It could suggest gum disease, an infected tooth, dry mouth, a cavity, or something else. The good news is that we can fix whatever the problem is, so you get your oral health back in good shape!
Contact Us For Help With Gum Health
Don’t wait when you think your gum health might be at risk! In addition to scheduling twice yearly dental checkups and cleanings with us, contact us ASAP if you recognize common signs of gum disease! Schedule a visit with your dentist in Austin, TX by contacting Austin General Dentistry today at 512-346-5540.