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Are you aware of the symptoms of gum disease? Did you know that gum disease can take place over many years and can often go untreated for long bouts of time? It’s true, so always take the time to carefully inspect your teeth to notice if you see any signs of gum disease.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a disease that results from infections of your gum tissue. Common symptoms include damage or discoloration to your gums. If your gums frequently bleed when practicing activities such as eating or brushing your teeth, gum disease may be present. If you notice any severe inflammation, swelling, or excessive redness, you may be suffering from the disease. Take note of any pain you may feel while eating food as well.

Gum disease can cause issues with your teeth as well. Gum disease has also been linked to heightened bouts of tooth sensitivity. If you feel that your teeth are abnormally wobbly or moving within your mouth, the fault may be due to your gums. In addition, if it looks like your gums are pulling away from your teeth and receding back to reveal more surface area on a tooth, including its root, gum disease may be at fault. Bad breath is also a common symptom of gum disease.

Our team at Farshid Ariz D.M.D. focuses on a variety of tooth restorations and therapies to help treat gum disease. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Farshid Ariz, please book an appointment to come see us at our periodontic office in West Los Angeles, California. We can be reached at 310-826-3399. The perfect smile of your dreams is only a visit away!