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Although gum disease can be present, the indications of its presence may not always be clear. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, refers to an oral health condition resulting in severe infections within your gums. Gum disease can arise due to pregnancy, medications, improper oral health care, and genetics. In order to treat gum disease, it is important to spot the symptoms early on.

If you are suffering from gum disease, frequent symptoms include visible ailments with your gums. This includes gums that are extremely inflamed, flush with color, or frequently bleeding. Furthermore, puss and sores are also often present. Another common symptom that often arises from gum disease is halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath.

Damage to your teeth can also arise due to gum disease. This includes painful chewing or the occurrence of tooth slippage. If your teeth are moving or extra wobbly, gum disease may be to blame. Furthermore, if it looks like your teeth are longer than normal, it may be due to gum disease, which arises when your gums pull back away from your teeth exposing more of a tooth’s surface.

To learn more about gum disease, contact Dr. Navdeep Aulakh and our team at AZ Dental by calling us at 408-295-1100. If you would like an oral exam or bi-annual professional cleaning, our dentist office is located in San Jose, California. We will do our best to assist you in any way we can.