The Signs of Gum Disease/Periodontitis

Signs of Gum Disease/Periodontitis

Patients are often unaware that they have gum disease (also referred to as periodontitis) because it may not cause pain until it has progressed to an advanced stage. Sometimes the only way to detect gum disease is through a periodontal evaluation. Some very important warning signs for gum disease include the following:

  • Frequent bleeding of gums
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
  • Loose teeth
  • Any change in the way teeth fit together
  • Gum recession

If you are a smoker, it is important to know that smoking can hide the symptoms of gum disease, making receiving a periodontal evaluation all the more important.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, make an appointment with Dr. Primm for an expert evaluation and diagnosis.