The foundation of one’s teeth consists of the bones, gums, and ligaments, referred to as the periodontium. A healthy periodontium is essential in maintaining proper oral and overall health care. Signs that there may be a problem are gums that are pulled away from the tooth, unstable teeth, persistent bad breath, gums that are irritated and bleed easily, and changes in the position or bite of the teeth. Seeking professional help to receive proper gum treatments could potentially return gum tissue to its healthy state. The treatments differ with each case, however a typical treatment includes a deep cleaning or root planing done under a local anesthetic, along with local antibiotic agents. If you notice something is wrong, come in immediately to prevent surgery or extractions down the line.