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Have you ever heard of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease? Gum disease is a common oral infection that affects numerous people all around the world. Gum disease can have profound consequences if left untreated, including the loss of permanent teeth. Listed below are the symptoms and risks of gum disease:

– Receding gum line
– Frequent bouts of halitosis (bad breath) no matter how often you brush and floss
– Smoking or using chewing tobacco
– Loose teeth
– Gums that bleed easily
– Poor oral hygiene
– Delicate gums that appear swollen, tender to the touch, or are often red and bleeding

If you would like to discuss gum disease with Dr. Shelly Montes and the rest of our team here at Montes Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, please schedule an appointment to come see us at our periodontist office in Cumming, Georgia. Our number is 770-781-3685. Every day is another chance to improve your oral health.