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Periodontal disease can cause long-term complications and effects. Tooth loss is the most well-known side effect of periodontal disease. As well as this, studies have also linked periodontal disease to health conditions. If you are curious about the signs and symptoms, here are the warning signs of periodontal disease you do not want to ignore. 

1. Bleeding gums

The leading cause of bleeding gums is the buildup of plaque in your teeth. When you notice that your gums are bleeding and are inflamed, consult your dentist. Bleeding gums are not typical and can be a sign of gingivitis.

2. Bad Breath

Bacteria accumulation on your teeth and gum line is the leading cause of bad breath. Bacteria in your mouth reproduce and multiply when plaque is present. A bacteria in your mouth can emit a strong odour which results in chronic bad breath.

3. Gum Pockets

Periodontal disease attacks the tissues and bone surrounding the teeth and causes them to form pockets around the teeth. As the pockets deepen, they provide more space for bacteria to grow and spread.

4. Bone Loss

If the periodontal disease remains untreated, it will cause bone loss. Eventually, the infection spreads below your gum line, affecting adjoining tissues below your teeth. When the bacteria reach your teeth and jawbone, they can damage the bone tissue, leading to the deterioration of your bone. 

5. Loose teeth and painful chewing

As periodontal disease progresses, your teeth become loose. You will also feel pain whenever you eat. 

6. Abscess Formation:

The unlikely appearance of pus in your mouth is a sign of periodontal disease. The formation of pus means that there is an infection in the following areas of your teeth :

  • Pulp
  • Gums
  • Tissues

6. Gum Recession

Having your gums pulled away from your teeth and the roots exposed is not normal. When there is a recession in your gums, it can lead to pockets where bacteria can grow. If you notice any of these signs and symptoms, consult your dentist to check on your condition.

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