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Diagnosis

Signs and symptoms of periodontal disease:

    • Bleeding gumsGums should never bleed, even when you brush vigorously or use dental floss.

    • Loose teethAlso caused by bone loss or weakened periodontal fibers (fiber that support the tooth to the bone).

    • New spacing between teethCaused by bone loss.
    • Persistent bad breathCaused by bacteria in the mouth.
    • Pus around the teeth and gumsSigns that there is an infection present.
    • Receding gumsLoss of gums around a tooth.

    • Red and puffy gums Gums should never be red or swollen.

    • Tenderness or DiscomfortPlaque, calculus, and bacteria irritate the gums and teeth.