The Harms of Periodontal Disease

While difficult to detect in its early stages, periodontal disease can lead to gum and bone loss if left untreated. Red, swollen, and bleeding gums are all symptoms of this disease, developed by excessive amounts of plaque and tartar build-­up around the teeth.



Other symptoms of periodontal disease include loose teeth and increased spaces between teeth.

  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Increased spaces between teeth
  • Red and inflamed gums
  • bad breath
  • sensitive teeth
  • painful chewing
  • presence of pus between the gums and teeth

Related Diseases

Gum and bone loss aside, the dangers of untreated and advanced periodontal disease can wreak havoc on your health and coincide with diseases such as:

  • Stroke
  • Heart Disease
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis

Help Us Help You

When you combine effective oral hygiene with regular dental appointments, you can easily prevent periodontal disease from happening or worsening. If you experience any pain or discomfort with your teeth, gums, or surrounding tissue, please schedule an appointment with us right away.