Symptoms of Gum Disease

Statistics show that many adults in the United States are currently experiencing some form of gum disease. These can range from simple things like inflammation to more serious such as receding gums and tooth loss. Make sure you know the signs of this common disease so you can seek treatment as soon as possible.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Chronic Bad Breath
Red or Swollen Gum
Sensitive or Bleeding Gums
Sensitive or Loose Teeth
Receding Gums
Painful Chewing

Risk Factors


Some medication both prescription and over-the-counter can cause a decrease in saliva which can lead to gum disease. Other medications can cause abnormal growth of tissues including gum tissue which increases one’s risk for gum disease.

Hormone Changes

Hormonal changes experienced by women of all ages can make gums more sensitive. This increases the chance of developing gum disease.

Other Illnesses

Diabetes increases the risk for many other infections and gum disease is one of them. AIDS also increases a person’s risk of developing other illnesses and the treatments can also increase the risk of developing gum disease. Cancer treatments also increase the risk.


Not only is smoking the biggest risk factor related to gum disease, but it can also impact treatment making it less likely to be successful.

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, call the office at (972) 278-9901 or visit this page to request an appointment so we can help you determine the cause and get you on the path to healing.