If you have any of the following warning signs or symptoms please go and visit your dentist who will determine if you have periodontal disease:
- Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth or when you eat hard food.
- Spaces developing between your teeth.
- Gums that feel swollen or tender.
- Gums that are receding (pulling back from your teeth) or teeth that appear longer than before.
- Persistent bad breath.
- Pus between your teeth and gums.
- Changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite.
- Sores in your mouth.
How can I have gum disease if my gums don’t hurt?
Gum disease rarely hurts. In fact, sometimes the only sign of gum disease is when a patient notices a tooth has become loose or a bad taste develops in their mouth. At that point, it may be too late to save the tooth. Regular cleanings and check-ups are the key to discover these problems before they get too bad.