Your gums support your teeth, but they also protect you from the bacteria in your mouth and help you maintain a healthy smile and body. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to bad breath, loose or lost teeth, and damage to your jaws. It may also impact other aspects of your health. Our dentist, Dr. Edward Moon, can diagnose and treat gum disease in Mission Viejo, California. If you have noticed swollen, tender or bleeding gums, call 949-348-1212 today for an appointment.