What is periodontal disease?
You would be concerned if you find you find your gums bled when you brushed or flossed your teeth. Many people think it is normal.
Periodontal diseases are bacterial infections on the structures around the teeth causing bleeding gum problems. According to a study, half of the Americans over the age of 30 had bleeding gum problems.
What are the symptoms of periodontal disease?
Bleeding and swollen gums are the initial signs of infected gums. The infection and bacteria can spread if nothing is done immediately.
In the severe stages of the disease, all supporting tissues are included. The structure supporting your teeth can get destroyed. Your teeth in your jawbone may eventually become so loose that they would need to be extracted.