Gum Symptoms

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Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a destructive infection that damages the structure of your gums and the bone that supports your teeth. If left untreated, it can damage your gums and teeth. It is also associated with heart and respiratory health problems.

Gum disease is often associated with a host of other systemic illnesses including diabetes, COPD and pneumonia.

The quicker a periodontist can detect it, the quicker they can: (a) refer patients to their physicians and (b) provide an oral treatment that can help or improve certain systemic conditions.

What are the symptoms?

Some of the symptoms associated with periodontitis include:

  • Red or purplish gums
  • Receding gums
  • Noticeable changes in how you chew
  • Bleeding gums upon brushing or flossing
  • Teeth that feel loose
  • Bad breath
  • Shifting Teeth

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