10 Signs You Have Gum Disease

Gum disease, officially called periodontal disease, is a common condition affecting people of all ages. When addressed early it can be easy to treat, but when it goes untreated it can lead to some severe oral health problems. You may have gum disease and not even know it, which is why it helps to learn the signs. Be on the lookout for any of these 10 signs of gum disease. 


What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue. It can occur when plaque, a sticky film consisting of food residue and bacteria, clings to the teeth along the gum line and sometimes beneath the gums. Plaque that is not removed by brushing and flossing or by regular visits to the dentist, can harden into calculus and become more likely to infect the gums. The resulting infection is called periodontal (gum) disease. 


10 Common Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease

Here are 10 of the top signs and symptoms of periodontal disease: 


Treatment for Gum Disease

There are a variety of treatments for gum disease: 


South Florida Sedation Dentistry Provides Treatment for Gum Disease

Now that you know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of gum disease, you can seek treatment. South Florida Sedation Dentistry can diagnose and treat your gum disease and provide periodontal maintenance on a schedule that suits your needs. We specialize in sedation dentistry to make procedures as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of gum disease, call 561-967-2001 or contact us today to schedule an appointment.