Symptoms of Gum Disease

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. 

Symptoms are:

  • 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

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