Advanced Gum Treatment

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Gum disease also called periodontitis is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and can destroy the bone that supports teeth. It can cause teeth to loosen or tooth loss. Gum disease is common but it can be prevented and it is generally caused by poor oral hygiene.

Symptoms

  • Swollen gums.
  • Bright red or purplish gums.
  • Gums feel tender.
  • Gums that bleed easily.
  • Spitting blood when brushing or flossing.
  • Bad breath.
  • Pus between your gums or teeth.
  • Loose teeth.
  • Painful chewing.
  • New spaces between your teeth.

Causes

  • Plaque forms on your teeth.
  • Plaque can harden under your gumline into a tartar.
  • Plaque can cause gingivitis.
  • Gum inflammation.