Periodontal disease, or gum disease, can often be prevented by brushing your teeth, flossing, and having regular dental cleanings. Without regular care and maintenance, plaque can develop into tartar which can result in gingivitis if not treated professionally. Gingivitis can later progress into periodontal disease and can cause a myriad of oral problems. If you currently have gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, or periodontitis, our team at the office of Dr. Scott Froum can help.
The following symptoms may indicate that you have gum disease:
- Chronic bad breath
- Swollen gums that easily bleed
- Pain while chewing
- Loose and sensitive teeth
- Receding gums or longer looking teeth