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Periodontal Disease
(aka. Gum Disease)

What is it?

Also known as Gum Disease, Periodontitis is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue around teeth. Left untreated, it can destroy the bone that supports your teeth which can lead to teeth loosening or complete loss of the tooth.

Common Symptoms of Periodontitis
  • Swollen or puffy gums that are bright/dark red, or purple.

  • Gums feel tender when touched.

  • Gums that bleed easily.

  • A toothbrush that looks pink after brushing your teeth.

  • Spitting out blood when brushing or flossing your teeth.

  • Bad breath that won't go away.

  • Pus between your teeth and gums.

  • Pain when chewing.

  • New spaces that develop between your teeth that look like black triangles.

  • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite

How to prevent it

Although periodontitis is common, it is not only treatable, but preventable. Gum disease develops when the mouth is not properly taken care of. Basic hygiene steps such as brushing twice a day and flossing can go a long way in preventing the development of Periodontitis. 

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