My spouse says I have bad breath. What should I do?
One of the signs of periodontal disease is bad breath. Because periodontal disease is an infection in your mouth, the smell your spouse mentioned is caused by bacteria. It can often be quite strong, especially in severe cases of gum disease. Not only is it unpleasant to speak to or kiss someone with periodontal disease, you can actually spread the bacteria to your spouse unintentionally.
Other symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Bleeding gums
- Gum recession
- Tooth mobility
If you experience any of these symptoms, it is a good idea to schedule an exam with Dr. Maria Kim. She will determine the severity of your condition and create a custom treatment plan to help restore your health. Addressing your condition as soon as possible is important because researchers have linked periodontal disease with other systemic conditions such as:
- Heart disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low birth-weight babies
- Complications with COPD
In most cases, we can control your periodontal disease in our office with specialized dental cleanings and improved home care methods. We will closely monitor your progress to ensure that your gums are healing. Good home care is essential to controlling periodontal disease. We will discuss special techniques and products that will make your job at home easier and more effective. Call our Arcadia, CA dentist office today if you have more questions.
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