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Periodontal disease, or the inflammation of the tissues supporting teeth, is caused by the bacteria in dental plaque. When plaque is left to build up, that is when periodontal disease may begin to develop in the gums and other surrounding areas of the mouth. If left unattended the infection may spread and worsen. It can even begin to cause damage to the underlying jaw bone if it is not controlled.

Fortunately, our dentist, Dr. Janelle Bacino, is familiar which the symptoms and different stages of periodontal disease and the treatments possible. Additionally, or team at Bacino Dentistry in San Diego, California, is well trained and equipped to help you with your dental needs.

There are many symptoms and ways in which periodontal disease can be identified. Some of the symptoms of this infection include:

– Redness or swelling of gums.

– Gums that bleed on a regular basis when brushing your teeth.

– Gum sensitivity.

– Recession of the gum tissue.

– Pus at the gum line.

– Halitosis (persistent bad breath) or a constant bad taste in your mouth.

These are just some of the easier to recognize symptoms of gum disease and they can worsen if measures are not taken to counteract the infections affects. This is why brushing your teeth at least twice a day and regular flossing is so important for a healthy smile.

Taking care of your teeth and eating right are just a few of the many ways that you can avoid developing gum disease. If you have been experiencing any of the above symptoms or have any other questions or concerns, please call at 858-273-0111 and a member of our capable staff can schedule you an appointment.