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Gum disease is no laughing matter. Sore and bleeding gums could be much more dangerous than you think. Periodontal disease has been directly linked to heart disease and shows just how connected your oral health and your overall health really are.


Periodontal disease is an infection in the gum, and the bacteria can work their way directly into your bloodstream. The heart is the pump of your body and therefore pumps the harmful bacteria through your body and eventually back through your heart.

Look through the following common symptoms of gum disease, periodontal disease or periodontitis:

  • Halitosis, or persistent bad breath.
  • A receding gum line.
  • Loose teeth.
  • Tender gums.
  • Sensitive teeth.
  • Red or swollen gums.
  • Painful chewing.
  • Bleeding gums.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, please come in and see us. We want you to know that our skilled team is prepared to treat your specific situation so you can stay healthy and well.

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Periodontal disease is actually a very common ailment, but when it goes untreated, major problems can emerge. Dr. Brady Camp and our caring staff at Magnolia Park Dental will take their time with you and diagnose any issues you may be experiencing. Depending on the severity of the gum disease (periodontal disease), we will suggest a treatment plan that will return you to full oral health and remove concerns about the long-term effects of periodontitis.


If you have any questions regarding periodontal disease, also known as gum disease or periodontitis, please feel free to call our office at (972) 573-4600. Also, schedule a visit to come in and meet with us, even if you are not experiencing any symptoms of periodontal disease.

We will not only make sure your gums are in good shape, we’ll take care of the rest of your smile as well. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Gum Disease

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The 3 stages of gum disease are gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Gingivitis is caused by toxins irritating the gum line as a result of plaque buildup. Signs and symptoms of gingivitis includes swelling, sensitivity, and bleeding of the gums during brushing and flossing. Gingivitis can be easily reversed through professional care and good home oral hygiene. Periodontitis is categorized by irreversible bone loss that results from untreated gingivitis. The gums may begin to form a pocket below the gum line which traps food and plaque. Dental treatment and home care can help prevent from further damage, but at this stage, the results are not reversible. Advanced periodontitis is when the fibers and bones supporting the teeth destroyed. This may cause teeth to shift or loosen. Teeth may have to be removed depending on how advanced the disease has become and if treatments are not effective. You can begin by preventing gum disease with good oral health. Pick up a brochure or ask your dentist today.

Dr. Brady Camp received his Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University and his Doctorate of Dentistry from the Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas. He graduated with honors in the top three of his dental class and was on the Dean’s list. He is a member of organizations like the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, and Dallas County Dental Society and is Invisalign certified.

Dr. Camp loves being a dentist and enjoys giving others beautiful, healthy smiles and great dental experiences. He takes pride in his work, ensuring the best dental care is available to his patients.