All About Periodontal Gum Disease

All About Periodontal Gum Disease

May 30, 2018

Do you have chronic bad breath? Notice that your gums are swollen, red or bleeding? You may suffer from a common condition known as periodontal gum disease. Common symptoms of periodontal disease to look out for include:

  • Bad Breath
  • Red Gums
  • Swollen Gums
  • Receding Gums
  • Tender Gums
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Toothaches
  • Loose Teeth
  • Tooth Loss

Only the earliest stage of periodontitis (gingivitis) is reversible through professional dental treatment. Once the disease has progressed, treatment is only capable of managing the disease and symptoms associated with it. It is extremely important to schedule routine professional dental care to reduce your risk for periodontal disease and ensure optimal health.


Gingivitis is the earliest stage of periodontal gum disease and is the only stage in which treatment can actually reverse the disease. When plaque is not properly removed and begins to build up at the gum line, it produces toxins which cause gum irritation and gingivitis.

Think you may have gingivitis? Schedule your appointment with our periodontists in Pearland today!


Left untreated, gingivitis eventually becomes periodontitis. During this stage of periodontal gum disease, the supporting bone and tissue responsible for holding your smile in place are irreversibly damaged. Pockets usually begin to form around teeth, allowing debris, bacteria, and plaque to become trapped.

For advanced periodontal disease, we recommend a deep cleaning. Schedule your appointment with Harmony Dental today!

Advanced Periodontitis

During the final, most advanced stage of periodontal gum disease the tissue and bone which support your smile are destroyed, and teeth often begin to shift, loosen and even become dislodged. Ultimately the function and appearance of your smile will become compromised.

In severe cases of periodontal disease, tooth extractions, periodontal surgery, and more aggressive treatment options may be necessary. Ready to manage your advanced periodontal disease? Schedule an appointment with our Pearland periodontist today.

Schedule Your Periodontal Gum Disease Treatment Today

Are you interested in starting gum disease treatment in Pearland? Feel free to contact Harmony Dental today! We would be happy to examine your smile and overall oral health to determine whether you may benefit from our periodontal treatment.