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One highly damaging oral ailment that affects many individuals throughout the world is a periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can progress over a period of many years and can severely hinder a person’s oral health. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, refers to a condition in which the gum tissue in a person’s mouth becomes infected. Fortunately, treatments are available.

If you’ve experienced any inflammation or swelling of your gums, or they tend to be extremely tender or sensitive, it may be a sign of oral ailments such as gum disease. In addition, if your teeth are moving or sliding out of position, gum destabilization or tooth slippage may be at fault. Furthermore, any symptoms of bleeding gums are often routinely associated with gum disease as well.

Another common condition associated with gum disease is halitosis. Halitosis occurs when bacteria in your mouth produce foul odors. Although mouthwash is used to remove bad breath, if it continually returns, it could be a sign of underlying conditions such as gum disease.

In addition, if you have any pains or oral ailments when chewing food or the frequent presence of pus or sores is prominent in your mouth, gum disease may be responsible. Although symptoms of gum disease are not guaranteed to be present, it is always a good idea to look for any indications that it may be occurring.  For additional help, visit your periodontist for a comprehensive oral examination.

There truly is no better way to enhance your smile than with gum disease treatments. If you would like to discuss gum disease treatments and have your gums examined by our team at Periodontics of the Desert, please book an appointment with Dr. Peter Warshawsky and our team at our periodontic office.  To initiate a visit with us in Palm Desert, California, call our office at 760-674-4410. Have a happy holiday season and a spectacular new year!