Gum Disease Risk Assessment
Take the quiz and you'll learn..
  • If you are at risk for gum disease
  •  If bleeding gums are ok
  •  If gum disease affects other areas of your health
What Are The Symptoms of Gum Disease
About half of all adults has some level of gum disease, or periodontitis. Common signs include bleeding gums when brushing or flossing, loose teeth, receding gums, or having your bite feel different during chewing.

Gum disease often arises when people stray from proper dental hygiene. We all live stressful, busy lives so it gets easy to skip brushing from time to time or forget to maintain good dental health. Over time, however, that can lead to periodontitis. In the early stages, periodontitis is easily curable. But if you don’t treat it right away, it leads to late-stage periodontitis which cannot be cured and causes painful, expensive, and dangerous consequences
What happens if it is not treated?
If you don’t treat your gum disease during the early stages, your periodontitis can cause bone loss, soft tissue damage, and loss of teeth. That can alter the shape of your face, as your cheeks collapse due to bone and teeth loss. Addressing that is complex and expensive.

Additionally, you can also develop bacterial pockets between your gums and teeth, get frequent infections, swelling , systemic inflammation, and chronic pain. Even worse, your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and dementia all increase with periodontitis.
From Our Patients

Dr Georgina  Rafel

Meet Our Periodontist

  • Bachelor's degree in Dentistry from the University of Zaragoza
  • ​Master's degree in Periodontics and Implantology from The Valencian Institute of Dental Research 
My mission as a periodontist is to provide exceptional dental care by combining my extensive knowledge, experience, and genuine passion for oral health.
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