4 Signs You May Have Gum Disease

Periodontal Disease (gum disease) affects millions of patients every day. Gum disease causes the inflammation of gums which can lead to the loss of your natural teeth. It is important to treat gum disease quickly and effectively to avoid any more complex dental issues. Nixa dentist Dr. Jacob McLauchlin of Mac Dental provides patients with personalized, high-quality dental treatment. Dr. McLauchlin understands that each patient is different and requires a treatment plan that is specific to their dental needs. If you haven’t visited a dentist in a few months, visit Mac Dental of Nixa, MO to help maintain your healthy smile.

Gum Disease Prevention

Practicing an excellent oral hygiene routine at home can help avoid developing gum disease. Part of an excellent oral hygiene routine is visiting our Nixa, Mo dental office regularly. Dr. McLauchlin and his staff encourage patients to visit their Nixa, Mo Dental office biannually for a preventative care exam. Our preventative care exams allow Dr. McLauchlin to check your teeth for any signs of complex dental issues. It also allows one of our high trained dental hygienist to thoroughly remove any plaque that can not be removed with regular brushing and flossing.

4 Signs of Gum Disease

It is important to note that gum disease doesn’t always present symptoms, which is why it is important to visit of Nixa dental office every six months. However, some patients may notice a change in their teeth and gums, which could be a sign of gum disease. Some of the signs of gum disease include:

  • Bad Breath: Bad breath can be a sign of gum disease. Plaque and bacteria can build up in the pockets caused by gum disease, which can lead to patients developing bad breath.
  • Receding Gums: When the gums are inflamed, it can lead to receding gums. Gum disease creates pockets in the gums, which causes the gums to recede away from the teeth.
  • Loose or Shifting Teeth: Gum disease creates inflamed or puffy gums, which leads to the teeth becoming loose.
  • Bleeding Gums: If the gums bleed during flossing and brushing, this can be a sign of gum disease. Gums that are swollen, red and inflamed may also be a sign of gum disease.

Restoring your Oral Health in Nixa, MO

Taking care of your teeth and gums is an important part of maintaining excellent oral health. AT Mac Dental, we offer a variety of treatments to help restore your smile. Come visit our beautiful Nixa, Mo Dental office and speak with Dr. McLauchlin.


413 N. McCroskey St.
Nixa, MO 65714



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