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What are the signs of early stage gum disease?

I'm 35 years old and I noticed that my gums have started to bleed when I floss and brush my teeth. Am I developing gum disease?

7 Answers

Early signs of gum disease are bleeding with flossing and brushing. You need to see your dentist. Flossing and brushing INCORRECTLY may be a problem. You may have become careless with home care. Revising your flossing and brushing may be all that you need to stop the bleeding. People can have bleeding puffy gums, with good home care it can be reversible.
You will not have any damage to the supporting tooth structures. Your body may be fighting this.
There may be a time when your body won't be able to fight your gum problem. Your tooth supporting structures will be attacked. You won't feel any pain. We take care of our teeth so we can have them for the rest of our lives.
If your gums are bleeding easily you most likely have gingivitis which is the first stage of gum disease
Yes. The question is what you ask your dentist. He should tell you what should be done.
Bleeding is a sign of active periodontal disease, so schedule a cleaning. Glad to hear you're flossing.
Potentially yes...but it is reversible by simply sticking to flossing and brushing daily. You can also add a regimen of rinse to your daily hygiene routine. The listerine that is an antiseptic would be your best option. Do it after you've brushed and flossed. It will snap those gums back into shape a lot quicker.
Bleeding is the first sign of gum disease.  It is very important to realize that like high blood pressure or any number of diseases pain is not a symptom of gum disease.  Not even in an advanced state.
Yes, usually bleeding gums are the first sign of gum disease. Most likely this condition can be reversed with daily flossing, but I recommend that you see a dentist to evaluate this.