The Signs of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal DiseaseThe most advanced forms of periodontal disease can occur with very mild symptoms.

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

  • Gums that bleed easily such as during brushing and flossing (smokers often do not notice bleeding gums even in the most advanced stages)
  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Pus between the teeth and gums
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Receding gum-line

If you have any of these symptoms a perio evaluation should be considered.

You may have periodontal disease and not have any of these symptoms. Most people do not experience pain with periodontal diseases.