Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
The main cause of periodontal disease is plaque. Plaque is the sticky film of food and bacteria that forms constantly on your teeth. These bacteria produce toxins and these toxins, combined with your body’s reaction to them, destroy bone around your teeth.
Other visible signs are generally;
- Bleeding gums when brushing teeth
- Persistent bad breath (halitosis)
- The recession of the gum
- The movement and hypersensitivity of teeth and their change of position.
- Swollen/painful gums
- Bright red or purplish gums
- New spaces developing between your teeth
- Pus between your teeth and gums
- Bad taste in your mouth
- Loose teeth
- A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
Thanks to the systematic and combined use of the operating microscope and the laser used at The Behrens Dental Practice, it is often possible to treat periodontitis with a non-surgical approach.
It is also possible to have no noticeable symptoms. In fact, most people who have periodontal disease aren’t even aware of it.
Periodontitis symptoms that should be immediately communicated to a specialised periodontist are as follows:
It is very important never to underestimate these symptoms as they can lead to an advanced stage of the disease with the subsequent loss of teeth.