What is Periodontal Disease?
Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum line that can progress= to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth.
The three stages of gum disease — from least to most severe — are gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis.
Signs & Symptoms
Gum disease can be painless, so it is important to be aware of any of the following symptoms:
•Swollen, red, tender or bleeding gums
•Gums that recede or move away from the tooth
•Persistent bad breath or bad taste in mouth
•Visible pus surrounding the teeth and gums