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When to See a Periodontist?
Periodontists specialize in treating the gums, bones and connective tissues that attach the teeth to the gums. In most cases, people who have periodontal diseases may not know it until it is too late. This is because periodontal diseases are asymptomatic. This means that they do not show any signs and you will only notice that you have a problem when the disease is already at an advanced stage. According to professionals from, here are some signs that you should be on the lookout for or instances that require you to see a periodontist.

  • You should see this professional when your dentist advises you too. Your dentist will refer you to a periodontist if your gum condition needs specialized treatment because of the condition it is in. In most cases, the best approach would be to see your dentist first and let them refer you to a periodontist rather than you going to see one directly by yourself.
  • If you are seeing a dentist but you do not seem to be getting better, it is a good idea to seek a second opinion from another professional. A periodontist can help to rule out any issues with your gum. It could be that your dentists is not administering proper treatment, so seeing another doctor will give you peace of mind and help to deal with the root cause of the problem.
  • If you notice any of these early warning signs, it is best to consult the services of this specialist. This includes when you notice any bleeding from your gums when you are brushing your teeth or flossing. If you notice that you are having bad breath or smell coming out of your mouth, it could be a sign that all is not well. Also, if you notice any redness or swelling or abscess in your gums, you should not ignore it. In addition, having loose or moving teeth could be an indication that something is wrong with your gums.
  • You can see the doctor for your regular check-ups even if nothing is wrong with you. Schedule an appointment at least once a year. The advantage of this is that the dentist can catch any problems that are starting to develop quite early. This will prevent them from getting worse. When the problem is handled early it will prevent you from developing a lot of problems.
  • If you notice changes in your bite pattern, seek help. This could indicate that your teeth are not properly aligned and need to be fixed. You may also notice that there are deep pockets in between your teeth and in your gums.  If you also notice that you are feeling pain in your gums or the root of your teeth when you bite food, it could show that you are affected.

You can read more about how to take care of you teeth at DentalsReview website.
A large percentage of people have this disease yet they do not know it. The best way to find out whether you are affected or not is by seeing the professional even if you show no signs of the disease. It is better to see this professional and get cleared of having it rather than to just sit and wait until things get out of hand before seeking assistance.