The Signs of Periodontal Disease
The 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.