Gum disease is an infection of your gums and the soft tissues and ligaments that support your teeth. It is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. Because it is a usually painless condition, most patients don’t even realize they have gum disease. Gum disease presents in two stages: the first stage, gingivitis, and periodontitis, the advanced stage.
Here are some of the signs and symptoms commonly associated with gum disease:
While the initial signs of gum disease are minor, signs of worsening gum disease can be very severe. The symptoms can include: