What are common signs and symptoms of periodontal disease?

Gum disease inflames your gums and can cause recession, and eventually the loss of bone supporting the teeth. According to the American Academy of Periodontology and the Centers for Disease Control the warning signs for gum disease include:

  • Red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouth
  • Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or when eating certain foods
  • Gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, causing the teeth to look longer than before
  • Sores in your mouth
  • Persistent bad breath

These signs and more may mean it’s time to talk to a periodontist. Read more symptoms and take a risk assessment test at the perio.org site by clicking HERE.