Gum disease (periodontitis) is an advanced gum infection that damages the surrounding tissues of your teeth and when left untreated, can lead to tooth loss.
Mostly, it is a preventable condition, caused by poor brushing and flossing habits, allowing plaque to build-up and harden on your teeth.
Common symptoms of gum disease include:
- Swollen gums
- Bright red gums
- Gums that bleed easily, including after you brush or floss your teeth
- Gums that are tender to touch
- Persistent bad breath
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, please speak to your dentist to help create an appropriate treatment plan.