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Periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease, is a serious, yet common infection of the gums that can lead to tooth loss. In its early stages, gum disease often has only minimal signs of any damage even occurring. Spotting gum disease early on is essential to ensure you take the steps necessary to treat it.

The symptoms of gum disease are subtle, because the disease can advance slowly over a long period of time. The first clue is to look for physical irregularities that might be occurring, including abnormal bleeding that tends to linger. If your gums appear inflamed, an oral ailment such as gum disease is likely to blame.

Fluctuations in your smile’s aesthetics can also be linked to periodontal disease. This can include the lengthening of your teeth due to the recession of gum tissue. Loose, wobbly, or easily-shifting teeth are also often linked to gum disease. Bad breath that keeps returning may also be an indication of gum disease.

For additional help with gum disease, Dr. Henry Espinosa and our team are here to give you the smile you desire. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our periodontist office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, please contact us at 505-888-1116. Set the stage for the oral health care you desire.