PERIODONTAL (GUM) DISEASE

Signs of Gum Disease May Include:

  • Bleeding gums

  • Puffy, red, and sore gum tissues

  • Bad breath

  • Receding gums

  • Loose teeth, possibly related to loss of bone around the teeth

Antibiotic therapy, such as Arestin, can also be used to treat periodontal disease and may be recommended as part of your overall care plan. Follow-up care, usually every 3 months, is necessary to reduce risk for progression of disease. If left untreated, periodontal disease, better known as gum disease, can increase risk for other conditions including pre-term delivery with pregnancy, respiratory disease, diabetes and heart disease.