Gum disease is a leading cause for tooth loss in adults, and can cause a wide variety of complications within the body…
With an ever growing mouth-body connection, it is becoming more prevalent that in order to completely take care of your body you must also take care of your smile! Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is an infection in the gums and the bacteria that causes this has been associated with other issues in the body such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory issues and diabetes.
What are the signs of gum disease?
If left untreated, gum disease can be devastating to your oral health, which is why it is important to have it treated at the very first signs:
- Bleeding gums after brushing or flossing
- Swollen, red or tender gums
- Persistent or chronic bad breath (halitosis)
- Receding or withdrawing gums
- Deep pockets in the gum line around the teeth
- Loose, wobbly or shifting teeth
If you experience any of the above we recommend booking an appointment to see our qualified periodontist, who is specially trained in gum disease and its prevention, diagnosis and treatment. If neglected, periodontal disease can turn to severe periodontitis, which can cause tooth and bone loss!