Most Common Signs of Gum Disease

Most Common Signs of Gum Disease

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is also known as periodontitis affects the tissue around the teeth. It is caused by plaque build-up that results in tooth loss. If left untreated, it causes damage to both the gums and the bone under.

Signs and Symptoms

Gum disease occurs without pain or other symptoms. Many people might not get to know so it is important to get regular dental check-ups. The common signs of gum disease are-

Redness, Swelling, and Pain

There is an infection if the gums appear inflamed or are painful. It spreads quickly and if left untreated can affect other parts of the body.


If your gums bleed during eating, flossing and brushing, then there is gum disease. The plaque builds up produces toxins which makes the gums sensitive and leads to bleeding.

Bad Breath

Foul-smelling breath can be caused by smoking, tobacco or certain types of food consumption. Some food particles which have stick between the teeth works beneath the gum line and leads to bad breath.

Gum Recession

Periodontal disease creates the gap between the teeth and gum making them appears longer. It occurs due to the damage caused by bacteria to the tissue and bone structure.

Pus Pockets

Pus is caused between the teeth and gets loose. It occurs when the body is trying to fight an infection process.

Loose Teeth

Teeth loosen and shift to different positions in the mouth when gum disease reaches an advanced stage. If a bacterial infection is left untreated it damages the bone tissue. If you experience any such symptoms visit a dentist or Periodontist immediately.

Treatment of Gum Disease

The dentist will examine the mouth and then will proceed with treatment. In mild cases, the dentist will clean the gums surrounding the teeth or fill with an antibiotic solution to remove bacteria.

Preventing Gum Disease

Brush and floss your teeth twice a day and use an antiseptic rinse to prevent gum disease. Visit the dentist for regular examination and a professional cleaning to keep teeth and gums healthy.

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