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Gum disease attacks the gums and structures that support your teeth. If left untreated, this disease can lead to tooth loss. Drs. Calder, Durr and Short may recommend treatment for gum disease if you have any of the following symptoms:

– Gums that bleed easily
– Gums that are red, tender, or swollen
– Gums that are receding from the teeth
– A bad taste or bad breath that will not go away
– Loose or separating permanent teeth
– A change in your bite

You should be aware that there are some factors that can increase your risk of developing gum disease. These include:

– A history of gum disease in your family
– Tobacco use
– Crooked teeth or a bad bite
– Braces or a dental bridge, as these can make it difficult to care for your smile
– Teeth grinding or clenching
– Fluctuating hormones
– Certain diseases
– Poor nutrition

If you think that you may have gum disease, visit our dentists at Comfort Dental Excellence as soon as possible. The sooner gum disease is treated, the better. The early stages of gum disease can usually be treated by a professional cleaning at our office and daily brushing and flossing at home.

Feel free to contact our dental office for more information about gum disease in Spring, Texas, and to schedule your next visit.