Gum disease typically can be classified into four distinct stages, from gingivitis to advanced periodontal disease. However, there are some common symptoms of gum disease which span all four stages and may indicate that you are suffering with the disease. Let’s take a closer look a these below.
What is gum disease?
Any patient suffering from sore or bleeding gums will no doubt be distressed by the experience. It’s uncomfortable and unpleasant, which is why Pure Periodontics is dedicated to helping their patient’s prevent bleeding gums. It is important to remember that oral health doesn’t start and end with the teeth themselves. The surrounding tissue is also subject to infection and disease as well. If not properly cared for, gums can cause considerable irritation to anyone unlucky enough to find them inflamed.
Also referred to as gingival swelling, swollen gums can often feel sensitive, painful and irritated. You may also experience bleeding gums when brushing or flossing your teeth.