What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is a progressive infection in the mouth that may lead to tooth loss and also have damaging effects on your health. Many patients overlook symptoms of periodontal disease, such as bleeding gums
, bad breath, inflamed gums and loose teeth. This infection starts when plaque buildup around the teeth and leads to tartar buildup below the gum line. Bacteria around the teeth and gums cause an infection and periodontal pockets form around the teeth which means the spaces around the teeth attract even more bacteria and debris. This is why early treatment of gum disease
is so important.