Gum disease, not tooth decay, is the principle reason most people lose their teeth. Unfortunately, it can go completely unnoticed up to the very moment your teeth are gone. Unsure if it's happening to you? Symptoms include bleeding gums when you brush or floss, and loose or shifting teeth. We can help even if you've been told you need gum surgery. You'll be glad to know that it's possible to control gum disease with a variety of non-surgical methods.