What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is commonly referred to as gum disease. The health of your gums will have a major impact on the health of your mouth and the overall health of your body. The teeth are supported by a foundation of gums, ligaments, and bone that are referred to as the periodontium. It is important to keep this foundation healthy. There are several symptoms that could indicate unhealthy gums:
- Red gums
- Gums that bleed easily
- Persistent bad breath
- Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
- Teeth that have changed in alignment