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Gum disease affects thousands of Americans each year. In fact, many people have gum disease, without realizing it until serious complications occur. Did you know, gum disease left untreated can lead to tooth loss, tissue loss, and even bone loss? Well, it’s true! That is why oral hygiene is vital to protecting you against this disease and vital to helping you reverse this terrible condition.

Here at Thomas Bell, DDS in La Grange, Illinois, we are happy to provide you with signs and symptoms of gum disease, so you can seek treatment right away to reverse gum disease and achieve a healthier smile.

Signs and symptoms of gum disease include:

-Gums that bleed easily
-Persistent bad breath or bad taste in foods and drinks
-Red, swollen, or tender gums
-Gums that seem to pull away from the teeth
-Permanent teeth that feel loose
-A change in your bite

If you have any of these symptoms, please call our office at 708.469.6006, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Thomas Bell right away. Having good dental care is essential to fighting this disease. There are also cases of gum disease that offer no warning signs or symptoms, which is why having regular dental checkups are vital to keeping up with your oral health.

Gum disease needs to be addressed as soon as possible. That is why, if you feel you have any of these symptoms we encourage you to make an appointment. Take the first step in fighting for your oral health and beautiful smile.