Gum disease, or gingivitis as many know it, is more common in children than most parents might assume. And because pediatric gum disease can occur without any noticeable signs of pain or discomfort, knowing how to accurately identify a problem early is something all parents should familiarize themselves with. At Canandaigua Pediatric Dental, one of our primary goals is to help educate parents on how to help promote healthy smiles now and well into their child’s future.
Periodontal disease and gingivitis, like many health conditions, starts gradually and can escalate over time. Here are just a few of the signs to look for if you suspect that your child might be dealing with the early stages of gum disease.
- Redness or pronounced swelling of the gums
- Gums that are especially tender or sensitive
- Noticeable bleeding while brushing or flossing
- Receding gums that have separated from teeth
- Unexplainable bad breath, even with daily care
- An excessive number of teeth that feel loose
- Unnatural position or teeth changes in the biting position
For more information on how to identify the early signs of pediatric gum disease in children, get in touch with Canandaigua Pediatric Dental during our regular office hours. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have, or assist you in scheduling your child’s first appointment.
Our pediatric dental center is located at 325 West Street in Canandaigua, NY and can be reached by phone at 585-394-4058 or via email through our secured contact page.