Gum Disease Quick Facts

  • Gum disease is also called gingivitis or periodontal disease.  It’s a chronic bacterial infection that affects the bone and tissue of the gums.
  • Signs of gum disease include bleeding gums, loose teeth, pain, and swelling.
  • It is treatable and preventable.
  • Chronic mouth infections affect other organs in your body when the infection gets into your blood stream and can lead to cardiovascular problems or diabetes.
  • Diet is extremely important when it comes to preventing and treating gum disease.