Signs That Can Signal A Gum Problem

  • Bleeding gums – Gums should never bleed, even when you brush vigorously or use dental floss. This is a sign of infection.
  • Red and puffy gums – Redness and swelling are also signs of infection.
  • Loose teeth – May be caused by bone loss or weakened periodontal fibers when the disease process is advanced (fibers that support the tooth to the bone).
  • New spacing between teeth – Your teeth are held in place by the bone in your jaw. When you loose that support your teeth may start to drift as you put pressure on them during chewing or clenching your teeth. May indicate more advanced disease.
  • Persistent bad breath – Caused by infection that can be present in the gums.
  • Pus around the teeth and gums – A sign of severe infection.
  • Receding gums – Loss of gum around a tooth which also means that there has been a loss of bone support.
  • Tartar deposits – hardened deposits on your teeth indicate that plaque was allowed to stay on the teeth for a long time and contains highly infectious bacteria
  • Itchy feeling in the gums, relieved by digging with a toothpick
  • Persistent bad taste in mouth
Therefore, it is very important to have a regular dental check up and periodontal examination done, preferably, once in 3months. A Periodontist is a specialist who specializes in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Using the latest techniques and minor periodontal surgical procedures, a Periodontist can solve your gum problems comprehensively.