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If you are age 30 or older, chances are you may suffer from a form of gum disease. If you are not taking proper care of your teeth, plaque can build up and cause infection of the tissues surrounding your teeth—leading to gum disease. In fact, even those who consistently brush their teeth daily are not completely immune.

Contrary to popular belief, gum disease is pretty common and you might not even notice the infection when it takes root. In many instances it is painless, and the longer it goes undetected the stronger the chance the disease has of progressing. So, it is best to get the proper treatment from the onset.

Dr. Norman B. Fine suggests that you watch for these eight signs of gum disease:

– Receding gum line
– Bad breath that won’t go away.
– Teeth that are sensitive to cold and hot.
– Gums that bleed easily and frequently when brushing or flossing.
– Loose teeth.
– Tender gums that are puffy or swollen.
– A change in your bite, or in the fitting of your dentures.
– Discomfort when chewing.

Our periodontist and team have many years of professional experience treating periodontal disease (aka gum disease). You can trust their expertise and diagnosis of your dental care. For specialized treatment of gum disease in Greenville, South Carolina, come in or make an appointment today by calling Fine Periodontics at 864-299-5900.

We look forward to seeing you and taking care of all your dental needs!