Understanding Gum (Periodontal) Disease

Understanding Gum (Periodontal) Disease

Posted by ROAR ASSOCIATES on Mar 4 2022, 10:50 AM

Gum disease is a major dental concern for patients. As the disease advances, the patient may stand the risk of tooth loss. Treating gum diseases at the earliest helps to avoid dental complications that eventually become irreversible. At Roar Associates, the dentists suggest that patients undergo regular dental checkups to stay steer of gum disease. 

Symptoms of Gum Disease

  • A significant sign of the disease is bleeding gums.
  • The patient may have swollen gums.
  • A sensation of tooth Sensitivity while consuming food. 
  • Eventually, the gums may recede, showing more of the teeth.
  • There are chances that the patient may have bad breath.
  • A bad taste may linger in the mouth. 

Types of Gum Disease


It is the first stage of gum disease which is reversible through treatment. The primary cause of the disease is a dental plaque on the teeth and the gums. The patient may have bleeding, swollen and red gums due to gingivitis. 


It is an advanced type of gum disease which is irreversible. The gums begin to recede, viewing more of the teeth pockets. If not treated, the patient may lose their tooth.  They can receive maintenance by consulting the dentist as per the instructions.

Treatment for Gum Disease

Professional Dental Cleaning

Dentists perform dental cleaning to remove the plaque and tartar on the teeth and the gumlines. There are two significant steps in the procedure, which are root planing and scaling. After the treatment, the dentists polish the teeth to give the teeth a clean and fresh look. 


Surgery is advised for patients who have severe gum disease. Dentists may have to perform gum surgery to provide relief from the disease. 

Consult the  Dentist

It is essential to notice the signs and symptoms of gum disease. On experiencing dental abnormalities, it is best to visit the dentist for a professional dental checkup. Prevention is considered better than treatments as gum disease is irreversible after the first stage of the disease. 

Roar Associates, located in Mission Viejo, CA, is equipped with the best dentists and modern technologies that enable the best dental care facilities for the patients. Call us at (949) 448-7667 and schedule an appointment with the dentist to know more about the dental care services provided at the practice and to receive a complete dental checkup. 

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