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Are you showing any signs of gum disease? Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common disease that affects your gum tissue. Oftentimes, it affects individuals who have poor oral hygiene habits, but it can also be caused by bad habits, age, hormonal imbalances, and genetics.

Preventing gum disease includes always checking for signs and symptoms it may be forming. If left unchecked, gum disease can advance to gingivitis and later stages of tooth loss and severe infection. If you notice any changes in your mouth, specifically with your gums, contact your dentist as soon as possible.

Always check for red, swollen, or bleeding gums as they are typically a sign that something is not right with your oral health. If your gums easily bleed, or if they look drawn back and receded from your teeth, gum disease may be forming. If you have recurrent bad breath or have any teeth that are loose and wobbly, schedule an oral exam with your dentist.

No matter which treatment you desire, Dr. Farshid Ariz and our team at Farshid Ariz D.M.D. will make sure that your smile is properly treated. To schedule an oral exam or professional cleaning at our dentist office in West Los Angeles, California, please contact us at 310-826-3399. We look forward to hearing from you soon!