There are several symptoms of gum disease. When you visit our practice, our dentists will carefully check your mouth and gums for these symptoms. We also recommend that you pay close attention to your oral health at home. If you notice any symptoms of gum disease, please contact our office at 954-752-4901 as soon as possible to schedule your appointment with Dr. Forero. Please feel free to call our practice for more information on the symptoms of gum disease in Coral Springs, Florida.
There are two stages to gum disease. The early stage, gingivitis, causes:
- Red, swollen, and tender gums.
- Gums that bleed easily when brushed or flossed. Healthy gums do not bleed with regular brushing and flossing.
Because gingivitis isn’t usually painful, you may not notice the symptoms, and may not receive the treatment you need. If you don’t get treated, the disease will progress. Advanced gum disease, known as periodontitis, has much more noticeable symptoms, including:
- Gums that pull away or recede from the teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Pus coming from the gums
- A change in how your teeth fit together when you bite, or a change in the fit of partial dentures
- Loose teeth
If you use tobacco, you have a higher risk of gum disease. Your gums may actually bleed less, even though they are unhealthy, and you may not realize it is a problem until it’s too late. If you use tobacco, you will need to visit your dentist more often to make sure that you remain healthy.