Yes, you should take steps to avoid gum disease whenever you can. Periodontal problems are the leading cause of tooth loss in our country, and the bacteria that cause gum infections have been linked to a variety of other health issues. These include heart disease, diabetes complications, and premature and low-birthweight babies.
Bleeding, swollen, and reddish gums are symptoms of the early stages of gum disease. Soreness, receding gums, and loose teeth could indicate a more severe issue. We encourage you to seek help at the first signs of trouble. We offer nonsurgical gum disease treatments for our patients.