Gum disease is a very dangerous dental problem that can destroy your smile if you let it. It first begins developing when the plaque on your teeth is left untreated. Then, the gums become irritated, gum pockets form, and your underlying bone deteriorates. This is a scary disease that you need to watch out for, and our team at Culebra North Dental Care encourages you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jonathan E. Quillian if you experience any of these gum disease signs:

· Gums that bleed easily, like when you brush your teeth and eat food
· Swollen, red, and tender gums
· Receded gums
· A constant bad breath or a terrible taste in your mouth
· Loose teeth
· Permanent teeth that are beginning to drift out of place
· A change in your bite
· A change in the way your dentures fit inside your mouth

If you come into our office as soon as you notice one or more of these signs, our dental team may be able to stop the progression of the disease. We care about you and your smile, and we want you to have the best oral health possible. So, call 210-761-5452 today if you have any concerns about gum disease. We are happy to help you!