Periodontal disease, also commonly called gum disease, begins with bacterial growth under the gums. If left untreated, this can lead to permanent destruction of the bone and ligaments surrounding the teeth including eventual tooth loss. Signs of periodontal disease include red or swollen gums, gum recession, bad breath, and/or soreness while brushing your teeth. Our dental hygienists at Mountain Loop Dental are experts at early detection and treatment of periodontal disease. With proper treatment and home care, we can help you maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.