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When it comes to any disease, some things are better left avoided. Gum disease is a serious threat to your oral health and can cause you pain and costly situations down the road if ignored. That is why, our team here at DM Family Dentistry in Round Lake Beach, Illinois, is happy to talk to you about the dangers of gum disease.

Gum disease is a tremendously serious health condition that resides in your gums and can affect the bone in your jaw, causing you to suffer from tooth loss and even bone loss. This disease is common but can be treated and reversed through medical treatment and great oral health care habits.

There are many different warning signs of gum disease which include gums that bleed easily, persistent bad breath or bad taste in foods, red gums, swollen gums, tender gums, a change in your bite pattern, and even seeing your gums start to pull away from your teeth. If you notice any of these painful symptoms, please be sure to come in and talk to your dentists, Dr. Madrigal and Dr. Jahedi, right away.

There are many triggers that can cause gum disease, yet the most common trigger is poor oral health hygiene. Brushing and flossing regularly are your main defenders when it comes to fighting off this dangerous disease. If you suspect you could have gum disease or would like to come in for a dental cleaning, please call our office today at 847-740-8827, so we can get your oral health back on track and in happy and healthy shape.