Gum Disease - Signature Dentistry of Rochester - Dr. Matthew Wolfe Dentist in Rochester Hills, MI Dr. Matthew Wolfe (248) 266-0385 Gum disease is a result of bacteria that builds up between teeth and gums. The first stage of this disease is gingivitis. At this stage gum disease symptoms include bleeding and inflamed gums. The second stage is full blown gum disease or periodontal disease. At this stage symptoms include gum recession, bone loss, loose teeth, tooth abscesses, and tooth loss. Treatment for gum disease include a deep cleaning such as scaling and root planing or in some cases a surgical approach may be needed. The best ways to treat gum disease is in the early stages. This is why we recommend regular check ups at your dental office. If you need a Family Dentist in Rochester Hills, MI who is committed to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy smile, contact our office for a new patient consultation.