How Quickly Does Gum Disease Develop?

Can you get gum disease at any age?

Do you think gum disease is something that only happens to people your grandparents’ age.

Think again.

Teens can get gum disease too, and it can cause problems from the simply embarrassing (like bad breath) to the serious — like pain and tooth loss (which is both embarrassing and serious!)..

Can you get gum disease in your 20s?

Gum Disease and Young Adults Sometime between baby teeth and dentures, gum disease can settle in silently. That process can be under way when people are still in their 20s — and it may start without obvious traces, the UNC studies show.

How fast does gum recession progress?

Gum recession tends to happen gradually. You may not notice a difference in your gums from one day to the next. If you see your dentist twice per year, they should be able to tell if there’s been recession during that time.

Can salt water rinse heal gum infection?

Salt Water Rinse One way you can help your gums to heal is by rinsing with a salt water solution. Dissolve ½ to one teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. This solution helps to soothe irritated gum tissue as well as draw out infection, allowing your gums to heal.

How do I know if I have gingivitis or periodontal disease?

Tooth Condition: If you have gingivitis, your teeth should be firmly in place, although your gums may be irritated, red, and swollen. If a tooth or teeth are loose, it is more likely that you have periodontitis.

Can gum disease happen suddenly?

In rare cases, a condition called acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG) can develop suddenly. The symptoms of ANUG are usually more severe than those of gum disease and can include: bleeding, painful gums.