Gum disease is an inflammatory condition that affects the soft tissue and bone around the teeth. Although it might have minimal or no symptoms, this disease is considered a serious health condition that may lead to tooth loss.
The best way to reduce your chances of having gum disease is to visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings.
Some common warning signals of gum disease include:
Bleeding gums when brushing
Redness and swollen gums
Loose and/or separating teeth
Receding gums that make the teeth look longer
Change in your bite
Dentures that do not fit anymore
For more information or if you think you might be at risk of gum disease contact our office or be sure to ask one of our dental professionals at your next dental visit.