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Spotting the early warning symptoms of gum disease is crucial in treating the illness. In its initial stages, gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is called gingivitis. As the disease evolves, it can turn more grave, and lead to the eventual destabilization of your gums and cause your teeth to completely fall out. However, the effects of gum disease can be reversed if the disease is caught early and treatment is administered.

Earlier stages of the disease, known as gingivitis, may be more difficult to detect, as the changes to your gums are minor. Look for gum tissue that appears to be too red or swollen. If the disease is allowed to progress, the gums can recede far enough from teeth that a tooth’s root may be seen.

As the disease progresses even further, significant symptoms can occur, including loose teeth, wobbly gums, sensitivity with your teeth, excessive bleeding, and tooth loss. If you have persistent bad breath, it may be the result of gum disease.

If you are showing signs of gum disease, come visit Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts and Implants for treatment as soon as possible. With the helpful support of our periodontist in Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Sam Markzar, and our wonderful team, we can repair your smile. To schedule a visit, contact us at 310-360-7570. Make time to improve your smile for lasting happiness.