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Are you suffering from or do you believe that you are suffering from ailments and infections in your gum tissue? If so, you may be suffering from what is known as gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a serious yet common disease that results from infections of your gum tissues. Gum disease is a progressive disease and can advance over many years within your lifetime. If left untreated, it can lead to serious oral ailments including tooth loss.

In its early stages, it may be possible to observe yourself signs of gum disease. Common symptoms to look for include irregularities and abnormalities with your smile. For additional help, visit your dentist for routine checkups and examinations to determine if gum disease is indeed present.

If your gums are bleeding frequently or you are feeling a sensation of extreme tooth sensitivity, gum disease may be occurring. Inspect your gums for additional symptoms, including signs of swelling or inflammation or the presence of any sores. Furthermore, gum disease can produce ailments such as painful chewing and bad breath. Another sign of gum disease is through the close inspection of your teeth to determine if your gums are pulling back away from your teeth or if it appears that your teeth are loose and separating.

If you would like to have your gums examined by our team at Drs. Scrimalli, Ratchford, & Ahmadzadeh for signs of gum disease, please book an appointment with Dr. Bijan Ahmadzadeh and our team at our dentist office. To set up a visit with our dentist in Hamlin, Pennsylvania, please contact us at 570-689-2449.