Gum Disease

A silent disease

Gum disease is one of the most common dental diseases in the world today. Unfortunately, many people are still unaware of its long-term damage and complications. If you have gum disease, the tissues supporting your teeth are possibly infected, swollen, or sore.

The two major forms of gum disease are Gingivitis (gum bleeding) and Periodontitis (gum damage).

Are you at risk of developing gum disease?

These are the major factors that can contribute to gum disease:

  • Poor Dental Habits
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Aging
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Puberty
  • Genetic Predisposition
  • Systemic Diseases
  • Hormonal Changes

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The earliest form of periodontal disease is Gingivitis. If you have poor dental hygiene practices, plaque will accumulate around your teeth and gums. As the plaque buildup gets worse, bacteria will cause your immune system to attack the gums. In turn, your gums will swell up and bleed at the slightest bumps. At first, you may be scared with Gingivitis, but you should be! Gingivitis is 100% treatable. You just need an effective professional treatment plan and consistent oral home care.


Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection, affecting your gums.

Once the bacterial infection in your teeth has progressed past a certain point, it will lead to Periodontitis. This affliction results in loss of bone and soft tissue support in your jaw bone. Eventually, this will culminate into teeth loss and further destruction. Keep in mind that you may not feel any pain for years until the disease has become severe. If you think you’re suffering from Periodontitis, reach out to your dentist immediately. He or she will monitor the disease and run the necessary procedure.