Smoking – significant symptoms

Surprisingly, smoking can disguise the superficial signs and symptoms of active gum inflamation, so that smokers are blissfully unaware of the impending problem.

Smoking significant symptoms 300x285 Smoking   significant symptoms Periodontis is one of the main causes of tooth loss in adults and pregnant woman, and the main cause of tooth loss in senior citizens. Current scientific studies reveal that gum disease can trigger heart disease (see ‘The it is Epidemic’) as well as pre term, low birth babies in pregnant women.

SIGNIFICANT SYMPTOMS

  • Your toothbrush comes out red
  • Red. swollen and possibly tender gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Gums pull away from the tooth (pocketing)
  • Getting long in the tooth (receding gums)
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Widening gaps between the teeth
  • Vague aching and itching in the gums
  • Outward tilt in the front teeth
  • Pus or discharge around gums

A change in the way the teeth bite together. No pain, until, wham, a tooth feels loose while you are chewing or an abscess forms.
Your dentist can diagnose the condition by

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