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Multiple people think that gum disease is an obvious ailment where gums are majorly discolored and teeth are falling out, but that’s not quite correct. Periodontal disease comes in several types and starts quite subtly. Learn about periodontal disease by reading this information we’ve put together for you.

Identifying gum disease can be difficult, but if you detect two or more of these signs, you might have gum disease. Symptoms include bloody, red, swollen and/or tender gums, a metallic taste in the mouth, gums with sacks of pus or bacterial infection, gums that are receding or pearly whites that look taller than usual and wobbly or lost teeth.

Gingivitis and periodontitis (two severities of gum disease) can both last a lifetime, though it’s unlikely that gingivitis would last that long since it normally progresses to periodontitis or is healed. Unfortunately, periodontitis tends to be chronic, and when you’ve got it, you typically have to watch out for it for life. With the help of your dentist, monitoring periodontitis doesn’t have to be difficult.

If you haven’t scheduled your next appointment to Dr. Eudoro Vallejo‘s office, please give the staff at Eudoro Vallejo in Hackensack, New Jersey, a call now at 201-457-9595 to pencil in your next appointment. They’ll treat you right and help you wear the smile that you deserve.