Odds are you will have gum disease at some point. In fact, the American Dental Hygienists Association reports that 8 in 10 people will have some form of gum disease.
Your chances could be higher than that if you have certain risk factors related to periodontal problems (see below).
Red, swollen gums and gums that bleed when you brush and floss are the symptoms of gingivitis, the mild form of gum disease. Without treatment, this could turn into periodontitis. With this advanced form of gum disease, you could develop sore gums, have constant bad breath, or lose teeth.
Regular visits to our dentist office in Red Bank, NJ, can help you prevent or identify gum disease early when treatment is more effective and less invasive.