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Are you suffering from periodontal disease? Although it is a common oral ailment, there are many different stages of periodontal disease, with each one progressively worse than its predecessors. If you do begin to notice any signs of periodontal disease, also commonly called gum disease, it is important to take action immediately. Failure to do so can eventually lead to tooth loss. However, what the signs of periodontal disease?

Earlier stages of the disease may be more difficult to detect, as the changes are subtle. Look for gum tissue that appears to be off color or swollen, as well as a slight recession from the teeth. As the disease progresses, the gums can recede far enough from teeth that a tooth’s root may be visible.

As the disease progresses, various symptoms can occur, including loose teeth, wobbly gums, sensitivity with your teeth, excessive bleeding when cleaning them or eating, as well as potential tooth loss. If you consistently have bad breath that does not seem to respond to treatments such as daily brushing and flossing, or using mouthwash, it may be the result of gum disease.

Keeping your smile clean ensures gum disease will not be able to harm you. To schedule your professional cleaning at Periodontal and Implant Esthetics with Dr. Gustavo Ruiz and our team at our dentist office in Tampa, Florida, simply give us a call at 813-289-3640. We look forward to hearing from you.