Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is one of the leading causes of tooth loss for adults. Our gums support our teeth and protect the base of our teeth. Once gingivitis takes hold, periodontal disease can develop. The support of our teeth can then become weak and this results in tooth loss.

Gum disease can be easily treated if addressed early. It is important to know the warning signs of gum disease so you can discuss your concerns with us. Let us know if you notice any of the following warning signs of gum disease:

  • Red gums
  • Sore gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Gums pulling away from your teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Bite changes
  • Dentures fitting poorly

And call us today to schedule your next gum disease prevention cleaning! Dr. Maryam Brazdo is your Melbourne FL dentist to help prevent tooth loss through the management and treatment of early gum disease!