Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease can go unnoticed, especially in its very early stages. Gum disease is generally identified by the inflammation or the infection of the gums. However, inflammation of the gums is one of the earliest symptoms. It can get as serious and bone loss and loose/falling teeth. Constant bad breath, red, swollen or bleeding gums, painful chewing and sensitive teeth are among the symptoms of periodontal disease.
Gingivitis, which is the mild, reversible form of gum disease, can be easily controlled and treated by professional dental cleanings. If left untreated, the disease may advance to a more serious stage, called periodontitis, which causes gums to pull away from the teeth, creates damage to bone structure and drives teeth to get loose, decayed and maybe even start falling.
At Bayview Village Dental Associates, we’ll help treat your gum inflammation before it gets irreversible. Book your appointment today!