Periodontitis Signs and Symptoms
The sings and symptoms of periodontitis are not always visible in the early stages of the disease. In most patients this disease is preceded by gingivitis, a gum disease that affects most of the adult populations at some point during their lives. If you notice any signs or symptoms of gingivitis or any other gum disease (such as gum recession, gum bleeding, etc…) you should visit a periodontist immediately in order to check if you have periodontitis. Caught in its early stages, periodontitis can be easily treated in any high tech dental clinic.
As we said above, any gum disease can be a sign of periodontitis. Here’s a list with symptoms that might be related to gum diseases:
- Small or abundant bleeding of the gums during brushing;
- Halitosis (bad taste in the mouth);
- Swollen gums;
- High sensitivity of the gums; pain during brushing;
- The presence of small dots (red, purple or white) on your gums;
In most cases, the signs and symptoms listed above don’t necessarily indicate periodontitis but they must be treated as an indicator for something potentially harmful.
If periodontitis is more advanced, the signs and symptoms become pronounced. Here are some clear indicators of periodontitis (moderate periodontitis, advanced periodontitis):
- Bad breath and bad taste (pronounced halitosis);
- Gum recession (the gums don’t adhere to the teeth);
- High sensivitivity to hot and cold (because the roots are exposed);
- The teeth begin to drift apart;
- Teeth mobility (caused by the bone loss);
- Pockets between gums and teeth;
- Gum abscesses;
In case you experience any symptoms from the list above, you should visit our dental clinic and receive an adequate periodontitis treatment.