Gum Disease FAQs in Support of Gum Disease Awareness Month

February is Gum Disease Awareness Month What is gum disease?  Gum disease, or periodontitis, is an inflammation of the gum tissue that surrounds and supports the teeth. Half of adults age 30 and older suffer from gum disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If left untreated, it can lead to gum recession or tooth loss.  What are the symptoms of gum disease?  As gum disease may be painless, it is important to be aware of the symptoms including tender, red, or bleeding gums, bad b