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To help keep your smile safe it is important to always examine your teeth and gums to ensure that no dental damage or tooth hazards are present. In addition, to protect your smile against the risks of food debris and plaque buildup, you need to make sure that no infections in your gum tissue are present. If they are, this is known as gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease.

If you are noticing anything irregular about your oral health, it could be a sign of an underlying condition that you might not be catching. Typically, symptoms of gum disease are present subtly early on, but they are detectable if you’re looking closely. It is important to determine if gum disease is present as it will need to be treated as soon as possible. If you are suffering from gum disease, common indications of its presence, including oral inflammation and swelling of your gums, are present. In addition, if your gums frequently bleed while brushing or flossing, or during meal time, gum disease may be the cause. In addition, if your gums tend to feel extremely sore or there is pus and sores present between your gums and teeth, it may be an indicator of an infection with your gums.

If you are indeed suffering from gum disease, other common issues and ailments that can arise including halitosis, also known as bad breath. If halitosis frequently returns, or if you notice signs of tooth recession or tooth sensitivity associated with teeth feeling like they’re moving out position, or are loose and wobbly, it could be an indication of gum disease.

When the times comes to receive a boost to your oral health with gum disease treatments, we can help. It’s never too late for gum disease treatments from Michael G. Dab, D.D.S. Enhancing your smile is as easy as picking up your phone and dialing 415-472-5211 to schedule gum disease treatments with Dr. Michael Dab and our team at our dentist office in San Rafael, California.