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Gum Disease

What is Gum Disease?

 

Also know as periodontal disease, many adults in the US suffer from some form of the disease. Disease range from gum inflammation to more serious disease that can result in major damage to the soft tissues and teeth. It is very important if you think you have some form on gum disease to contact ValleyOMS  for an appointment as soon as possible.

What caused gum disease?

 

Gum disease is caused by the accumulation of bacteria in your mouth. This bacteria along with mucus and other particles form a “plaque” on teeth. If this plaque is not removed it then hardness and forms a “tartar” that brushing alone won’t be able to remove.

How do I know if I have gum disease?

 
 

Some of the symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Bad breath
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Receding gums or longer appearing teeth