Are your gums bleeding or swollen? Are they sore to the touch? Are they pulling away from your teeth, leaving the roots exposed and your smile looking vampire-esq?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, don’t panic—but DO pick up the phone and call to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Your dentist can determine the cause of your discomfort and ascertain the proper treatment.

Oftentimes, swollen, bleeding and receding gums are signs of gum disease. If caught early on, gum disease can be reversed with simple, good old oral hygiene. However, if left untreated, the supporting tissue and bone structures of the jaw can become severely damaged, and eventually result in bone loss. And with bone loss comes tooth loss.

I encourage you to minimize risk as much as possible and turn to a dentist for help if your gums are red, swollen or bleeding—and especially if they’re receding. It is never too late to reverse gum disease, and with the help of a professional, you can keep all of your teeth and achieve a healthy smile.

Call us today at 847-742-4214 to schedule an appointment and to get your gums back into a healthy state or visit to reserve your initial consultation online.