Gum disease can really creep up on you without any real symptoms. Some people discover that they have been harboring this bacterial infection without even noticing any bleeding! But if you do notice even the slightest bit of bleeding when you brush or floss, swelling or redness of your gums, or tenderness, please call us right away. Gum disease can cause all kinds of health problems for you and is a risk factor for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and premature births or low-birth-weight babies. It is very important that we detect and begin treatment of periodontal disease as early as possible, before it begins to affect your overall wellbeing.