Your mouth hurts every time you eat, and your gums bleed whenever you brush. Worst of all, you’ve lost a tooth and now wonder if you’re going to need dental implants. What is going on? There’s a good chance you’re suffering from gum disease. If...

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the swelling, inflammation, and tenderness of your gums that allows plaque to build up on your teeth and harden. It occurs in three stages: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. The first sign is often red or sensitive...

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