Periodontal disease (aka, gum disease) is a progressive condition which, if not treated by a dentist, can result in tooth loss.
Plaque build-up around the base of the teeth and under the gums is the primary contributory factor in the development of the condition.
- Tender, swollen or bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
- Gaps appearing between teeth
Quite often gum disease will also be accompanied by a persistent bad taste in your mouth or chronic bad breath. Good dental care and regular check-ups greatly limit the chances of developing gum disease and you can find out more at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/tender-and-bleeding-gums-what-does-it-mean/