swollen gums with or without bad breath usually indicates an underlying
infection which will eventually destroy the jaw bone that hold teeth in their
common misconception is that the person suffering from this thinks he may be
brushing or flossing too hard. Sometimes the gums don’t even bleed at all.
jaw bone that is lost no matter how little never grows back and is gone
forever. The good news is that gum and jawbone infections are totally painless.
Unfortunately when pain finally occurs it is too late to do anything about it
except extract the affected teeth. More alarmingly scientific research
show a strong link between chronic gum disease and heart disease. Only a
dentist or hygienist can assess the extent of the permanent damage done to the
gums and jawbone and prevent it from getting worse.