Do I Have Gum Disease?

Are you experiencing bleeding gums, halitosis, or shifting teeth?

All the symptoms listed above are common signs of gum disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums that may lead to complex dental concerns if left untreated. Gum disease is caused by bacteria in plaque that reaches the gum line and causes irritation, infection, and tenderness in the gum tissue. Gum disease should be addressed as early as possible to avoid further complications to your oral health.

Visiting a trusted, highly trained dentist can help you get the care you need to improve your oral health. Dr. Maria Colucciello and Dr. Jerry Berkow offer gum disease screenings during every preventive care visit. Dr. Colucciello and Dr. Berkow work with each patient to determine if they are experiencing any symptoms of gum disease or other complex dental problems. If gum disease is present, we offer a full range of periodontal therapy treatments in our comfortable Annapolis, MD dentist office.

How Do I Know If I Have Gum Disease?

Knowing the signs and symptoms of gum disease may help you get the care you need. The best way to determine if you have developed gum disease is to visit West Annapolis Family Dentistry. During your visit, Dr. Colucciello and Dr. Berkow will perform a comprehensive exam, discuss your symptoms, and create a treatment plan based on your needs.

  • Bleeding gums
  • Tender or swollen gums
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Shifting teeth
  • Tooth loss
  • Receding gum line
  • Sensitive teeth

Gum disease remains one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. Scheduling regular visits to the dentist can help you reduce your risk of developing complex dental concerns.

Treatment for gum disease will depend on the stage and severity of the infection. Our team at West Annapolis Family Dentistry will work with you to find the right solution for your smile. To schedule an appointment, call (410) 216-4199 or request an appointment online.


West Annapolis Family Dentistry
101 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis MD, 21401

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