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If you suffer from swollen or bleeding gums, your smile could be giving you a warning. There are many signs of gum disease, which can cause you to lose your teeth! That is why, here at DM Family Dentistry in Chicago, Illinois, we are happy to talk to you about gum disease and what to keep an eye out for.

Gum disease is a dangerous health condition that resides in your gums and can affect the bone in your jaw, causing you to suffer from tooth loss and even bone loss. This disease is serious but can be treated and reversed through medical treatment and great oral health care habits.

There are many different types of symptoms of gum disease which include gums that bleed easily, persistent bad breath or bad taste in foods, red gums, swollen gums, tender gums, a change in your bite pattern, and even seeing your gums start to pull away from your teeth. If you notice any of these symptoms, be sure to come in and talk to your dentists, Drs. Madrigal, Jahedi, and Nguyen, right away.

There are several causes of gum disease, yet the most common trigger is poor oral health hygiene. Brushing and flossing each day are your main weapons when it comes to fighting off this dangerous disease. If you suspect you might have gum disease or would like to come in for a dental cleaning and check-up, please call our office today at 773.252.5757, so we can get your oral health back on track.