An important part of preventing gum disease or diagnosing it early is recognizing the signs of the disease. Our dentists and team will discuss your oral health and periodontal disease with you when you visit Salt Lake Family Dental & Cosmetics for your regular appointments. If you have any questions about treating gum disease in Murray, Utah, or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jacob Zurcher or Dr. James Williamson, contact our team at 801-268-8053.

Symptoms of periodontal disease include:

  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Bleeding while brushing, flossing or eating hard foods
  • Pain in your mouth
  • Gum recession
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Sores in your mouth
  • Pus between your gums and teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Changes in your bite or in the fit of removable appliances

Our dentists will perform gum disease evaluations during your regular dental exams. These evaluations allow our dentists to check your gums for signs of the disease, evaluate your medical history and discuss your oral health with you to determine your risk of developing gum disease.

As part of your periodontal evaluation, our dentists may take measurements around each tooth to find out how much space is between the tooth and gum, to measure any gum recession or loosening of your teeth, and check for signs of inflamed gum tissue. We will also discuss your oral hygiene routine and make recommendations on ways you can improve it and keep your mouth healthy.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today and speak with a member of our team.