Symptoms of the disease?

Periodontitis manifests itself through a number of symptoms.

The main symptoms are:

  • Bleeding of the gingiva during brushing.
  • Reddening and swelling of the gingiva.
  • Absorption of the gingiva leading to an exposure of the roots, making the teeth appear larger.
  • Bad breath, even after brushing.
  • Loosening of the teeth, which become mobile.
  • A drifting of the position of certain teeth, which is usually accompanied by the appearance of large gaps between them.
  • Pus between the teeth and the gingiva.

However, we must be aware of the fact that even if these symptoms are not evident, the disease might be present. In many cases, periodontitis does not cause particular pain, so that it often remains unnoticed by many patients. For that reason, if patients present some of the aforementioned symptoms, even in remission, they should seek help from their dentist or a periodontologist.