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If you are routinely suffering from issues associated with poor oral health, it could be a sign of oral health conditions such as gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Gum disease can arise in many forms and can progress over a period of many stages in years. Thus, always inspect your smile each day to make sure you’re not suffering from this known condition.

Have you ever found yourself eating or brushing and flossing only to notice that blood is present? Assuming you don’t have any gum lacerations, it could be a sign of a serious condition within your mouth, including gum disease. Because gum disease symptoms are often present and visible, it is important to always examine your mouth to determine if any issues are present. Another common indication of gum disease is associated with your gums being extremely swollen or inflamed.

If you have pus and sores on your gums and teeth or experience pain from chewing while eating, gum disease may be responsible. Other common risk factors for gum disease include teeth that appear to be moving around or are extra sensitive and gum recession which arises due to your gums slowly pulling back away from your teeth.

If you are interested in a gum disease support from Ostendorf Family Dentistry at our dentist office in Stewartsville, Missouri, call us at (816) 669-3611. Dr. Chris Ostendorf and our team look forward to crafting you a flawless smile!