Do you know that the most common cause of tooth loss among adults is gum disease? The good news from Jim Erpenbach DDS in Knoxville is that gum disease is easy to treat in its early stages.
Regular check-ups are important, but there are warning signs for gum disease that everyone should be looking for.
1. Gums that bleed easily
2. Gums that are tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
3. A bite that changes suddenly so that your teeth don’t seem to fit together correctly
4. Detached gums
5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath
6. Loose or separating teeth
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to us at Jim Erpenbach DDS today. Since plaque causes gum disease, removing plaque through regular brushing and flossing is the key to healthy gums.
At Jim Erpenbach DDS in Knoxville, we treat gum disease, and take pride in caring for our patients. We also provide cosmetic dentistry, and want you to have a healthy, beautiful smile that you can be proud of.
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