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What is Gum Disease?

Formally referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease is a degenerative infection of the tissue that keeps your teeth in place. Failing to brush, floss, and make regular dental appointments can lead to a buildup of harmful bacteria on a person’s teeth. This bacteria buildup starts as a sticky film of plaque and, over time, will harden into tartar. Failing to remove these harmful substances can irritate and infect your gums.

The early stage of gum disease, called gingivitis, is reversible with proper care. At Drew Dental, we provide comprehensive periodontal treatment in Aptos. If left alone for too long, periodontists can develop into a non-reversible condition called periodontists, which is marked by permanent damage to the gums and teeth.

Signs and symptoms of peridontal disease:

• Bleeding

• Bad breath

• Swollen or tender gum tissue

• Receding gum-lines

• Loose teeth

• New spacing or flaring of the teeth

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Symptoms of Gum Disease

For some patients, the symptoms of gum disease are so minor that they do not even notice it. Keeping an eye out for the signs below, along with making regular dental appointments, can help you identify gum disease early on.

• Swollen or puffy gums that are tender to the touch
• Gums that bleed easily when brushing or flossing
• Persistent bad breath with no other clear cause
• Gums that recede (pull down or away) from the teeth
• New spaces between the teeth or a change in bite
• Pain when chewing or speaking
• Loose teeth or tooth loss

Signs and symptoms of peridontal disease:

Are you concerned that you may be experiencing early or more advanced signs of gum disease? The best thing to do is reach out to our team for periodontal treatment in Aptos. Drs. Jason and Allyson Drew Aptos Dentists, can help by examining your teeth and providing personalized solutions. Call today 831-688-6060 to schedule your appointment!