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Gum Treatment

Fillings Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. The warning signs that you may experience with this disease include gums that bleed when eating, brushing, and flossing because they are swollen and tender.

Also referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth. If you notice sores in your mouth or pus in between your gums and teeth, then chances are you may have gum disease.

The only way to cure gum disease is to seek professional treatment. The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. If you have gingivitis, your gums may become red, swollen and bleed easily. At this stage, the disease is still reversible and can usually be eliminated by a professional cleaning at your dental office, followed by daily brushing and flossing.