Gum disease start to form in areas of your mouth that are not brushed properly or kept clean. These areas begin to have bacteria build up in a film on your teeth and later a reaction also called inflammation. Inflammation, or swelling of gums can be one of the first warning signs of gum disease.
Other symptoms include:
– Redness of gum
– Loose teeth
– Bad breath
– Mouth Sores
– Receding gum line
Even if you don’t notice any symptoms, you still may have some degree of gum disease. In some circumstances, gum
disease may affect only certain teeth, such as molars. Only a dentist or a periodontist can recognize and determine the progression of gum disease.
Below is a image of the four stages of Periodontal Disease. Notice how the gums begin to to shorten by the fourth stage.