A common misconception is that tooth loss is part of the aging process. However, the truth is that you have the opportunity to keep your natural teeth your entire life. Avoiding periodontal disease is one of the main ways to combat tooth loss. Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria that attacks the gum tissue. These symptoms are often hard to detect which is why it is important to make regular visits to our office.

Periodontal Disease symptoms to watch for:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Redness or swelling
  • Bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Abscess
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitivity

Learn more about periodontal disease and schedule your next appointment by contacting our Livonia dental office today.