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Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a serious condition caused by plaque and bad bacteria in our teeth. Without proper care and treatment, this condition can lead to devastating results including tooth loss and bone loss. That is why it is vital to remember your oral hygiene habits to help you fight off gum disease.

Here at Family Dentistry of Rockwall in Rockwall, Texas, we are happy to provide you with signs and symptoms of gum disease, so you can seek treatment right away to reverse gum disease and achieve a healthier smile.

Signs and symptoms of gum disease include:

-Gums that bleed easily
-Persistent bad breath or bad taste in foods and drinks
-Red, swollen, or tender gums
-Gums that seem to pull away from the teeth
-Permanent teeth that feel loose
-A change in your bite

If you have any of these symptoms, please call our office at 972-772-3900, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Lisa K. Attaway right away. Having good dental care is essential to fighting this disease. There are also cases of gum disease that offer no warning signs or symptoms, which is why having regular dental checkups are vital to keeping up with your oral health.

If you feel it’s time to come in for a dental checkup and have your oral health examined, call us today and make an appointment. Our friendly staff is happy to address any of your oral health questions and concerns in time for the holiday season.