Periodontitis is a more advanced form of gingivitis or gum disease. If you have the symptoms below, please go to your dentist immediately so you can have the proper periodontal treatment to avoid more complications.
Gums that feel tender even when touched lightly
One of the most common signs of gum disease is tender gums, which can be painful with even the slightest touch.
Gums that are purple or bright red in colour
Healthy gums should be bright pink in colour. If gums take on a red or purple shade, this is a warning sign for gum problem.
Swollen and/or receding gums
Gums that are swollen and recede (causing the teeth to appear abnormally elongated) may already be in the advanced periodontal disease stage.
Persistent bad breath
Bad breath is usually caused by poor oral hygiene. If the foul smell persists even with proper oral habits, there may be a problem with the gums.
Persistent bad taste in the mouth
A bad taste in the mouth that does not go away is a sign of periodontal disease.
Spaces that form between teeth
Gaps or spaces can sometimes form between the teeth when there is gum disease.