What are the symptoms of periodontal disease?
Sometimes there are no symptoms that lead you to seek a periodontal examination. Also, even after active treatment has been completed, the disease can recur since, like diabetes, it is only a controllable disease process. That’s why your diagnosis may have come as a surprise and you may not have had any symptoms. In other cases, patients note that they have experienced bleeding, swollen gums, or even dental pus since their last dental cleaning. Persistent bad breath that does not respond to better home care, recession of tissue or pulling away of the gums from the teeth may also be significant. Loose teeth or a change in the way the teeth come together when biting may be important factors and should be reported to your dental professional.