Signs & Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal (gum) disease progression is usually slow and can go unnoticed for months, even years. By the time patients are aware that something is wrong (i.e. pain, loose teeth) the infection has progressed too far and it may be too late! The best prevention is visiting your dentist every six months for routine cleanings and check-ups.

Signs & Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Persistent swollen, red or bleeding gums, tooth sensitivity, and bad breath are among the warning signs of periodontal (gum) disease.

Periodontal disease is often silent, meaning symptoms may not appear until an advanced stage of the disease. However, warning signs of periodontal disease include the following:

  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Mouth pain
  • Bleeding gums resulting from brushing, flossing, or eating hard food
  • Gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, causing the teeth to look longer
  • Loose teeth or teeth that have moved in your mouth
  • Pus between your gums and teeth
  • Mouth Sores
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Change in the fit of your partial dentures

Millions of people don’t know they have this serious infection that can lead to tooth loss if not treated. Find out more:

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