Common Signs of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can have serious consequences not just for your dental health but your overall health. If you notice any of the following warning signs, we recommend scheduling a visit with our team!

  1. Change in Gum Color
  2. Healthy gums are supposed to be pink, so if you start to notice that your gums appear bright red, dark red, or even purplish, that can be a sign that they are not as healthy as they should be.

  3. Gum Bleeding
  4. It’s normal to accidentally brush too hard every once in a while and notice a little blood. However, if your gums bleed frequently or every time you brush, that is not a sign of healthy gums. Sores or pus on the gums or in between teeth can occur as well. You should be able to gently brush your teeth and gums without noticing any blood.

  5. Inflammation
  6. If your gums look puffy or swollen or if they are tender to the touch, these indicate they are irritated and inflamed.

  7. Receding Gums & Loose Teeth
  8. As tartar begins to collect underneath the gumline, the gums can begin to pull away from the teeth and expose more of each tooth. Should the gums recede too much, the teeth will not be as stable as they should be, and they can begin to feel loose. When periodontal disease becomes advanced, it can actually lead to one or more teeth falling out.

  9. Persistent Bad Breath
  10. If you notice that your breath is not as fresh as usual or you often have a bad taste in your mouth, it could indicate gum disease.

Periodontal Therapy & More at Serenity Dental Studio

Treating your gum disease and improving your oral health habits is critical to preserve your natural teeth and jawbone and protect yourself from infection. We recommend improving your oral care routine, drinking more water, consuming a balanced diet, and visiting us here at Serenity Dental Studio for help improving your gum health. Contact us to schedule a visit with our team so we can examine your mouth and develop a personalized care plan based on your unique needs!


Welcome to Serenity Dental Studio!

Dr. Kengskool and our team are proud to provide high-quality oral healthcare to the Frisco community. We love working with both new and returning patients alike. Serenity Dental Studio was founded on the idea that dental care does not have to be cold and clinical. In fact, your dental experiences can be positive, relaxed, and even enjoyable!

Not sure what your smile needs? Our team would be happy to assess the current state of your teeth and gums and provide you with a personalized treatment plan that is customized based on your unique needs.

Restorative Dentistry

From tooth-colored fillings to dental extractions and implants, our team at Serenity Dental Studio will meet you where you are at in your oral health journey. We strive to recommend conservative treatment options that will effectively repair your smile without being more invasive or costly than necessary.

Cosmetic Smile Makeovers

Even if your teeth and gums are healthy, you may not love the way that your teeth look. Professional teeth whitening is a simple cosmetic treatment that can dramatically enhance your smile’s appearance. Our other cosmetic services, Invisalign® and porcelain veneers, are more involved than teeth whitening, but they provide excellent results for patients who are looking to straighten their teeth or achieve a perfect smile!

Affordable Dental Care in Frisco, TX

Our office is insurance-friendly! Please contact our office for specific information about your coverage. We will take care of insurance claims on your behalf, and we always try to maximize dental benefits to minimize what our patients have to pay out-of-pocket. We also accept payment plans through CareCredit®, which splits up healthcare costs into manageable monthly payments. If you’d rather not work with a third party, ask us about our in-house financing options!

If you have any questions about our team, our office, or the services we provide, please don’t hesitate to contact Serenity Dental Studio today. We’d be delighted to assist you!