Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums surrounding the teeth. It is also one of the main causes of tooth loss among adults. It usually occurs after age 30. Smoking is one of the most significant risk factors. Diabetes and dry mouth also increase your risk. The symptoms include bad breath, red, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, sensitive teeth, and painful chewing.
Preventing gum disease before it spreads is a much better option than treating the condition after it excels at more advanced levels. Patients also need to keep up regular hygiene at home and visit us for dental cleanings at least twice a year. We can detect any early signs of gum disease and treat them before the disease spreads and wrecks more havoc on one’s oral health.