How do I know if I have Periodontal Disease?

For many, the first signs of Periodontal Disease (more commonly know as Gum Disease) are bad breath and bleeding gums. Often bleeding gums is seen as commonplace, however it is anything but. If any part of your body starts bleeding on contact, you should be concerned. Bleeding gums are a sign of infection in your mouth and is nothing to ignore. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to severe weakening of your gums, tooth infection or loss, and an increased risk of heart problems.

Gum disease is caused by the bacteria contained in dental plaque and can be avoided by regularly maintaining your oral health through brushing and flossing, and dental hygiene appointments every six months.

Below is a list of the 6 most common symptoms of periodontal disease:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Stinky breath
  • Red puffy gums
  • Foul pussy taste
  • Heavy tarter

If you suspect you already have periodontal disease, contact us at Floss so that we can develop a treatment plan and get you back to top oral health.


Mouth with Gum Disease                           Healthy Mouth

Mouth with Periodontal Disease   Clear of Periodontal Disease