The gum disease comes with the following symptoms - bleeding, swollen gums, redness. These signs can be identified at the time of your dental cleaning procedure which has to be performed twice a year unless there is a previous history of gum disease or a periodontal disease which usually means that there is some bone loss.
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The first sign of gum disease (gingivitis) is red, bleeding gums. It is not normal to spit blood after brushing or flossing.
The most common sign is bleeding gums...the other signs do require a closer look, but also include (not limited to) - rolled out borders adjacent to teeth, dark red color rather than a pink hue. Brushing and flossing is the best prevention. Hope this helped.
Sam Namdarian DMD
Signs and symptoms are related to the stage of periodontal disease and can include bad breath or taste, swollen or bleeding gums, and eventually tooth mobility. Please see my website at the link below for a more detailed explanation of periodontal disease and the sign/symptoms associated with each stage.
There is only one sign of “early” gum disease, and that is
Bleeding gums. If ignored, gums would start to get
Swollen we call “gingivitis”, and that would be the start of gum disease.
gums. Occasionally gums may bleed because of trauma (e.g. cutting the gums
when flossing too hard), however, most of the time, gums that bleed are a
sign of inflammation or gingivitis. Incidentally patients that smoke have
constricted blood vessels in their mouths and may not have this sign of
inflammation present despite the presence of gum disease. Swelling and
pain could also be symptoms of gum disease. In any case, it is a very good
idea to make sure an oral health provider assesses the mouth to help with
diagnosis and treatment.
Bleeding when brushing and flossing.
A white film on the teeth and gums.
The gums shrinking down and showing the root surfaces of the teeth.
The papillae ( pointed tissue between the teeth) are flat and spaces have developed there.
Gum disease is usually first detected by seeing blood in your sink after brushing or flossing. If you bleed after you clean your teeth, floss more and see your dentist. Avoid sugary diets and sugar habits such as sipping on soft drinks. Also, it is a good idea not to share tooth pastes between family members as colds and other infections can be spread from one toothbrush to another from the tube of toothpaste.
Bleeding is the primary symptom.