At Sweet Water dentistry we can help in the treatment of gingivitis. Signs of gingivitus would be swollen or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, loose or shifting teeth, etc. If you are having any of these symptoms please come down by the bay in Fairhope, AL and let us provide treatment for gingivitus. When gingivitis is left untreated, it can advance to periodontitis. In a person with periodontitis, the inner layer of the gum and bone pull away from the teeth and form pockets. These small spaces between teeth and gums collect debris and can become infected. The body's immune system fights the bacteria as the plaque spreads and grows below the gum line.