Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Do you think you have periodontal disease, also known as periodontitis or gingivitis, but you’re not sure how to tell? Well, Dr. Andrew C. Dreyer knows what to look out for and he includes the tips right here on this page.

The first sign that could mean you have the disease is having unexplained bleeding in the gums. If you are bleeding the majority of the time you brush your teeth, floss, or eat food, you could have periodontitis. When you have the disease, the toxins in plaque infect your gums and make them prone to bleeding.

Another sign of gum disease is having pain, redness, or swelling in your gums. If you are suffering from these symptoms, we encourage you to call the dental practice of Andrew C. Dreyer, DDS, MS as soon as you can so we can treat your gums and bones. We also hope to catch and stop the infection before it gets into your bloodstream and transfers to other parts of your body.

The third sign is having extreme gum recession. You might have gum disease when your gums are detaching from your teeth, making them look longer than usual. This can happen because the toxins produced by bacteria destroy the surrounding tissues and bones.

There are also other signs associated with periodontal disease, like persistent bad breath, loose teeth, or apparent pus in the gums, and we are here to help you understand them. To learn more about the signs and symptoms of gingivitis in Bakersfield, California, call our office today and talk to our knowledgeable periodontist.