Gum disease is one of the leading factors for tooth loss and can be defended against with proper periodontal care. Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria that invade the tissue and symptoms are often difficult to notice right away. It is important to have a dental health professional regularly assess your gums to make sure they are healthy. Gingivitis is also a common disease that, if left untreated, can lead to periodontitis, causing bone loss around the teeth.

Periodontal disease: What to look for

  • Bleeding gums
  • Redness or swelling
  • Bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Abscesses
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth

If you have any of the symptoms above, or would like to schedule a routine check-up, contact our Madison Heights dental office today.