Symptoms for Periodontal Disease

 

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

  • Red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouth

  • Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard food

  • Gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, causing the teeth to look longer than before

  • Loose or separating teeth

  • Pus between your gums and teeth

  • Sores in your mouth

  • Persistent bad breath

  • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite

  • A change in the fit of partial dentures

 

If you believe that you may be at risk, please take advantage of this Risk Assessment Test, provided by the American Academy of Periodontology. Millions of people don't know they have this serious infection that can lead to tooth loss if not treated.