Bleeding Gums, Loose Teeth & Bad Breath: The Warning Signs you Mustn't Ignore

A Healthy Gum Is Your Tooth’s Best Friend

Do you have painful and bleeding gums?

Are you avoiding meeting people because of bad breath?

All the above issues are due to a condition called gingivitis, which is more commonly called gum disease. Worry no more! You are in our expert hands. We have been resolving gum diseases for the past 17 years and we will resolve yours too!

Gum disease is also called gingivitis or periodontitis. Gingivitis is a gum disease that affects the soft tissue surrounding your teeth.

Periodontitis is a severe gum infection that affects the soft tissues of the teeth. If it is left untreated, it can even break the bones that support your teeth.

Periodontitis can cause teeth to get loose or cause tooth loss. Some of the symptoms of gum disease are bleeding gums, bad
breath, loose teeth, swollen and painful gums, painful chewing, and gums are that moving away from your teeth.

4 gum disease stages

4 Stages of gum diseases

There are four general phases of gum disease. Gingivitis may lead to a more severe condition of periodontitis if left untreated.

  • Stage 1: Gingivitis is the first step of gum disease, and its symptoms include swollen or bleeding gums when brushed.
  • Stage 2: A minor loss of bone supporting the teeth occurs in early periodontitis, although other signs may not be readily detected.
  • Stage 3: More bone and gum tissues are lost in mild periodontitis, and teeth may also be loosened.
  • Stage 4: Advanced periodontitis is the most severe stage of the disease. Symptoms become more serious. Teeth may become very loose, and chewing and biting may hurt. In general, intensive dental care is needed to try to repair the harm caused by advanced periodontitis.

Benefits of treating your gum diseases​

Treating your gum disease would provide you with the following benefits:

Keep your teeth happy by keeping your gums healthy!

46.2% of American Adults have a form of Gum disease!
That's about 64 Million People.

Dr. Pradeep Adatrow
46.2% of American Adults have a form of Gum disease!

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    We at Advanced Dental Implant and TMJ Center thrive on providing world-class care to our patients. We make sure that all our patients are comfortable and satisfied with their treatment. Dr. Adatrow is passionate about providing personalized care. He spends time with the patients, understands his patient’s condition, and recommends the best possible treatment to his patients. He has intensively trained in the University of Tennessee and Indiana University hospital for treating bleeding gums and administering sedation to his patients.  He is the only practicing board-certified periodontist and prosthodontist in the southern United States. He has experience of more than 17 years.

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    Frequently Asked Questions on Gum Disease

    Are gum diseases treatable?

    Yes, gum diseases are treatable. If gum diseases are diagnosed at the right time and given appropriate treatment with good compliance from your side, gum diseases are reversible.

    What is bad breath?

    Bad breath or mouth odor is also known as halitosis. It may result from bad dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breathing can also be made worse by the types of food you consume and other unhealthy lifestyle habits.

    Why am I having a bad breath?

    Bad breath can occur in normal healthy people or due to the presence of chronic systemic conditions. Some of the common causes of bad breath are foods, tobacco products, poor oral health, dry mouth, or hormonal fluctuations. With aging, the bone density in the jaw will gradually decline in areas without implants. All-on-X guarantees that this process does not affect the integrity or longevity of a patient's hybrid denture. It's deliberately over-engineered, which is an incredibly common phenomenon in all sorts of fields that produce lasting products. The goal is to create an incredibly strong foundation for a patient's hybrid denture. If one implant is not correctly integrated, 4 or 5 remains to support a full arch bridge.

    Why is flossing important?

    Why is flossing important?When teeth are lost due to damage or removal, a hole is left in the jawbone. As gums heal, they are going to do so unevenly to conform to the wound contours that rise and drop. This causes difficulties with any form of rehabilitation, such as dentures, which can cause unevenness, soreness, and pain. For dentures, an alveoloplasty is needed to prepare the jawbone for dental implants. The surface of the bone would need to be adjusted to an exact shape or level.

    What is the relation between a low carb diet and my foul breath?

    With the low-carb diet, you are relying upon to get your daily calories mainly from fat and protein, and very little from carbohydrates. If your carb intake is less than 30 grams a day, your body will finally reach the metabolic state called ‘ketosis’. Instead of breaking down carbohydrates to generate glucose for energy, your body will break down stored fat which releases ketones in your body. They are also released in your breath, producing a distinct scent that some keto enthusiasts identify as rotten fruit, or even metallic.

    Why are my healthy teeth shaking in my mouth?

    Initially, you might find some looseness when brushing or flossing, or your dentist may note some wobbling during a routine dental appointment. In certain cases, a loose tooth is caused by advanced gum disease. This is when a bacterial infection affects the gums, tissues, and bones around your teeth. Gum disease is a product of poor oral hygiene. If you do not brush or floss regularly, or if you miss regular dental cleaning, tartar will build up under your gums and cause gum infection.

    Can I smoke after gum surgery?

    No, we recommend not to. Smoking would hinder the healing process and can cause more pain after surgery. Refrain from smoking as long as possible after dental implant surgery to ensure the fastest post-operative recovery.

    What will happen if do not get my gum disease treated?

    Gum diseases are unnoticeable at the starting stage. However, if left untreated, it might turn into a big problem. Gum disease causes bleeding and tender gums, receding gums, sensitive teeth, and loose teeth, and can ultimately lead to loss of teeth. Also, gum disease has been related to serious health problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory disorders, and many more.

    Why am I having sensitivity in my exposed teeth?

    Gum diseases lead to receding gums which lead to the exposed root surface of the tooth and this ultimately leads to sensitivity. When the root surface of the tooth is exposed it leads to faster wearing away of enamel and dentin and thus, cause sensitivity.

    Would I know how to speak with my All-On-X new teeth right away?

    It will need some patience and practice to get accustomed to your new teeth. The mouth and tongue will quickly adapt with enough practice. S is going to be the hardest to say. Words like "Mississippi" will help you get used to your new teeth. In some instances, patients may have a slight long-term lisp with All-On-X teeth, especially upper teeth. However, this can be reduced over time by practice.