Periodontitis – Symptoms

X-ray showing Periodontitis

Do you see how the bone (the marbled area at the bottom) is not at a consistent height? This is an advanced case of periodontitis where the bone has become damaged. X-rays such as this one are important in diagnosing periodontitis and other oral health conditions.

What are symptoms of


Periodontitis?

 

There are varying degrees and stages of periodontitis. Most common symptoms are bad odours in the mouth, discolouration of gum tissue, bleeding, tender gums when brushing or flossing, mobility of some teeth (due to bone levels around roots being destroyed).

Other less-common symptoms can include difficulty eating, and/or “itchy” gums.

How is periodontitis treated? >

 
 

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