Gum infection is the most common oral disease. The symptoms of gum infection include swollen red and bleeding gums, fowl taste in the mouth, bad breath, appearance of spaces in teeth which were not present earlier , loosening of teeth etc.
The primary cause of Gum Disease is poor oral hygiene. If you are not brushing or flossing properly, then the chances of bacteria build-up are high. Other causes include medications, nutritional deficiencies , hormonal changes , smoking, diabetes etc. If left untreated this can cause loss of teeth and jaw bone. Timely intervention prevents and treats the infection depending on the extent of spread .