Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Most people aren't aware of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) until the condition becomes serious. Early periodontal disease usually doesn't cause any pain.

Your dentist or periodontist detect the signs of periodontal disease during your periodic exams and cleanings.
However, schedule your appointment immediately if you have:

Persistent bad breath or a bad taste
Red, swollen, tender or bleeding gums
Gums pulling away from your teeth - receding gums
Pus when you press on your gums - periodontal abscess
Spaces between your teeth
Loose teeth, or a change in your bite

Remember, you can have periodontal disease and experience none of these symptoms!

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Causes of Periodontal Disease

• Plaque 
• Tartar
• Bacteria
• Smoking
• Genetics
• Pregnancy & Puberty
• Stress
• Medications
• Clenching & Grinding
• Diabetes
• Poor nutrition
• Systemic diseases
• Dry mouth

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