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You may be suffering from periodontal disease, and in many cases, you may not even know it. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, occurs when an infection of your gum tissue arises. It is a progressive disease, and it takes place over many years. In one of its early stages, known as gingivitis, numerous symptoms begin to arise.

Numerous signs and symptoms can arise with periodontal disease that are easily detectable but also easily overlooked. If your gums frequently bleed while eating or when brushing or flossing, you may dismiss it as they’re just not used to the care you’re giving them. However, if it continues to happen frequently, it can be the sign of a gum tissue infection. Similarly, inflammation and swelling of your gums can often arise as well and lead to extreme tenderness if periodontal disease is present. Other oral health conditions can also arise, such as halitosis. If you are suffering from gum disease, look for changes in tooth sensitivity, or the presence of pus or sores between your teeth and gums, and even painful symptoms that can arise.

Don’t wait for a gum disease treatment. If you would like to know if you require gum disease treatments, please schedule an oral exam with Dr. Maria Hayes and our team at Alluring Smiles, LLC at our dentist office in Gaithersburg, Maryland, by calling us at 301-637-6155.