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Signs and Symptoms

Common signs & symptoms of periodontal disease are as follows:

 

     

  • Unexplained bleeding when brushing, flossing or eating food. This is a sign of periodontal infection.  Toxins in the plaque cause an infection which makes the tissues prone to bleeding. 
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  • Redness, swelling or pain in the mouth, around the gum tissue or in the jaw bone may indicate periodontal infections.  Treating the infection property is important as it can be carried into the bloodstream to other parts of the body.
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  • If your teeth appear to be longer, periodontal disease can cause gum recession making your teeth appear to be longer.  The infections toxins produce bacteria destroying tissue and bones around the teen causing your teeth to look longer.
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  • Bad breath commonly referred to as halitosis is another indicator of periodontal disease. 
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  • Loose teeth or a change in your bite pattern is a sign of rapidly progressing periodontitis.  As the bone tissue and other tissues are destroyed, teeth become loose and may even move positions. 
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  • And finally, if pus is oozing from between the teeth is a definitive sign that a periodontal infection is in progress. 
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If you have any further questions or concerns regarding periodontal disease, please contact our office.