Signs and symptoms of periodontal disease

 
 
Bleeding gums ~ Gums should never bleed, even when you brush vigorously or use dental floss.

Loose teeth ~ Also caused by bone loss or weakened periodontal fibers (fibers that support the tooth to the bone).

New spacing between teeth ~ Caused by bone loss.

Persistent bad breath ~ Caused by bacteria in the mouth.

Pus around the teeth and gums ~ Sign that there is an infection present.

Receding gums ~ Loss of gum around a tooth.

Red and puffy gums ~ Gums should never be red or swollen.

Tenderness or discomfort ~ Plaque, calculus, and bacteria irritates the gums and teeth.
 
 
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