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The symptoms of periodontal disease

Have you been experiencing unusually tender, painful or even swollen gums? If so, coming into Mount Waverly Smiles for a consultation can shed some light on the cause.


Periodontal disease, which affects the tissues and bones supporting your teeth, is common and treatable when diagnosed early. Long lapses in oral hygiene can bring about an array of potential issues that include periodontal disease.


Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

A few common symptoms commonly attributed to periodontal disease include the following:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Pain in the gums while eating
  • Noticing blood while brushing or flossing
  • Foul-smelling breath
  • Noticing pus between teeth and gums
  • Receding gums
  • Tenderness in the gums
  • Loose teeth or loss of teeth


Cause of Symptoms

Bacteria accumulation in the teeth and gums can lead to periodontal disease. Luckily, we can avoid this dangerous accumulation by regular brushing and flossing, as well as routine dental checkups! A dentist or periodontist can usually spot early signs of periodontal disease before the onset of more severe symptoms.


Periodontal Disease Treatment in Mount Waverly, VIC

If you or someone in your family experience any of these symptoms, our dentists can take a closer look and determine whether or not periodontitis is the cause. We welcome you to arrange a consultation at your earliest convenience, either by phone at (03) 9888 2523 or right here on our site.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.