Wobbly Teeth is Often a Symptom of Periodontitis

Do your teeth wobble, or does your bite seem a little off? If so, the first question that you may be wondering is why? In most cases, wobbly teeth are caused by gum disease known as Periodontal disease. Never heard of it?

Periodontal disease is diagnosed by your dentist when gum tissue that normally surrounds the tooth, begins to recede away from the tooth. None the less, when gums recede away from the teeth pockets, bacteria is created and collected. When bacteria build-up occurs, the gum can end up infected.

Want to know more? Read more of this blog below to find out more information on Periodontitis symptoms and how it is treated.

What are symptoms of Periodontitis?

• Chronic Bad Breath
• Bleeding Gums
• Mouth Sores
• Pain when chewing
• Wobbly teeth
• Bad tooth alignment
• Receding Gums
• Tooth ache

What are some of the treatments for Periodontitis?

• Good Oral Hygiene
• Medications
• Scaling
• Grafts
• Root Planting
• Flap Surgery

Read more about Periodontitis and other gum diseases by clicking on this link. Also if you are experiencing wobbly teeth or any of the symptoms listed above, be sure to consult with your dentist or contact Masters Dental for more information.

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Why Do My Gums Bleed When I Brush My Teeth?

Do you often see a few drops of blood when brushing or flossing your teeth? Although this problem is fairly common and may not seem like a big deal, it shouldn’t be ignored. Bleeding gums can occur for a number of reasons, but the most common is periodontal disease, or gum disease.

Gum disease occurs from plaque. Plaque can form when you don’t get all of the food and other particles out in between your teeth. These particles will eventually break down into bacteria and acids, which forms plaque. The plaque that is not properly removed by brushing and flossing with form a hard tarter than cannot be removed by regular brushing. The tarter and bacteria causes the gums to become inflamed. This is the first stage of gum disease, which is called gingivitis. The gums will become red and swollen, forming pockets containing blood blisters near your teeth. When you brush or floss, you break open the blood blisters causing the gums to bleed. Luckily, gingivitis can still be reversed with proper oral hygiene at this stage.

So how do you prevent the gums from bleeding in the first place?

1. Proper Oral Hygiene

Gingivitis is nearly 100% preventable with proper oral care. Brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and regular trips to the dentist can help you keep your gums healthy and your toothbrush clear of blood. Visiting the dentist regularly can help you get any particles that you may have missed with normal brushing and flossing.

2. Change Your Tools

If you still notice your gums bleeding with proper brushing and flossing, your toothbrush may be the reason for bleeding gums. Although it may seem counterintuitive, try to switch to a toothbrush with softer bristles. The hard bristles do not clean your teeth better, but can actually cause irritation of the gums. You also may be using your toothbrush incorrectly. Remember to brush smarter, not harder. You do not need to apply much pressure to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums.

3. Diet

Unfortunately, yummy sugar-filled foods create the perfect environment for plaque. Keeping a healthy diet that is low in sugar and high in fruits and vegetables can help keep your gums from bleeding.  Remember that you can still enjoy sweets, but do so in moderation!

Follow these tips to keep your gums healthy and prevent regular bleeding. If you have made the appropriate lifestyle changes and still have bleeding gums, please schedule an appointment with your dentist today!