Gum Disease Signs/Symptoms

One issue with gum disease is that patients may not experience symptoms until the disease is somewhat advanced. Periodontal disease is usually painless, and patients are unlikely to notice the accumulation of calculus except perhaps on the visible tooth surfaces. Gum disease can only be diagnosed by a trained oral health professional, who will need to look at more than just any symptoms visible to the naked eye. Still, you may be able to notice some symptoms of gum disease:

  • Gums which are red, swollen or tender
  • Teeth which are loose or that appear to be getting longer (due to gum recession)
  • Bleeding while brushing or flossing
  • Sores or pus in your mouth
  • Routine bad breath
  • Changes in the way teeth or dentures fit together

We are accepting new patients. If you think you may be at risk for gum disease, feel free to contact us at (847) 698-1180 or (630) 627-3930 for a consultation.