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Have your teeth been feeling loose or are your gums bleeding and swollen? If so, you could be suffering from gum disease. Gum disease is a threat to your smile and can cause severe problems to your oral health. That is why our experienced dentist, Dr. Sula with Advantage Dentists in Katy, Texas, is happy to assist you with information about gum disease.

Gum disease can cause a plethora of problems when it comes to your oral health. It begins by targeting the gums that hold your teeth and can spread to the bone causing extensive damage to your teeth and underlying bone structure. Gum disease can damage your gums causing tooth loss and slowly eat away your bone causing bone loss.

Gum disease doesn’t always cause pain, which makes it difficult to spot. However, there are several warning signs that include teeth that feel loose or seem to pull away from your gums, persistent bad breath, red or swollen gums, bleeding gums, sensitive gums, and ultimately tooth loss. The good news is gum disease can be treated and reversed, and in most cases avoided with simple oral health habits like brushing and flossing regularly and checkups with your dentist.

Are you ready for a dental checkup? If so, call us today at 281-829-5000. Our team is happy to check your oral health for gum disease and work with you on how to overcome it. It’s never too late to take the first step back to positive oral health.