Periodontal Disease Trumbull,CT
Gums that are bleeding might be a sign of periodontal disease. Also known as Periodontitis, it
is caused by the accumulation of disease causing bacteria that harden on the teeth and inflame
the gums. This inflammation then causes the bone that holds the teeth in place to be destroyed,
eventually leading to tooth loss. Many times periodontal disease is not diagnosed until after it
has progressed significantly. This can happen due to the fact that unlike dental decay that
causes pain, periodontitis can advance without giving any pain symptoms.