The Finer Details of Gum Disease

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Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is an extremely common, yet serious oral infection to your gum tissue. Gum disease is the result of a variety of factors, including plaque buildup within your mouth. If left untreated, gum disease will first begin to show symptoms as gingivitis. As it advances, it can steadily damage your gums and cause irreparable tooth loss.                   

Search for signs and symptoms of gum disease in your mouth. This often includes swollen, red, flush, and easily damaged gums around your teeth. If they appear to be pulling back from your teeth, or constantly bleeding, gum disease may be the cause. Gum disease also makes teeth wobbly, loose, and leads to bad breath ailments that constantly return.       

Even though gum disease is often linked with poor oral hygiene, it can go unnoticed in mouths for long periods of time, often without the victim knowing it is taking place. This is because it can arise in as little as a single tooth, which may consistently miss proper cleaning techniques due to a variety of causes.

Come in and see for yourself the magic of gum disease treatments. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Peter Warshawsky and our team at our dentist office in Palm Desert, California, call Periodontics of the Desert at 760-674-4410 and a member of our team will gladly assist you. The perfect smile of your dreams is only a visit away!