Gum disease is a common problem which is caused by the irritation from plaque and bacteria in your mouth. The signs and symptoms of gum disease range from bleeding gums, bad breath, and loose teeth.
When diagnosed early, these problems may be treated with minimal long term effects. However, if left untreated, it can lead to receding gums, gum infections and eventual loss of teeth.
In treating gum disease, your maintenance visit consisting of a scale and clean may suffice but in severe cases, you may require a deep clean from a specialist.