People whos gums bleed easily while or after brushing or flossing, have red, swollen or painful gums can be affected by gum disease. Gum disease can be mild and have less affects on the health and function of the patient, however, it can advance to more serious gum disease conditions that can affect the general health of the patient. In fact, the majority of tooth extraction amongst adults can be attributed to gum disease. Gum disease can develop as bacteria that resides in plaque produce acids that attack the gum and bone supporting the teeth. This triggers an inflammatory reaction that causes space to develop between the teeth and gum causing the teeth to become loose and unsteady. The good neas is that gum disease can be treated and, in most cases, your teeth can be saved.. Find more about gum disease and how it is treated at Blue Spa Dental..