What are the symptoms of Gum Problems?

What are the symptoms of Gum Problems?

Phases of inflammation

Gum problems are a progressing condition. If you recognise the symptoms early enough, you can take action in time.

Gum problems are always preceded by the inflammation of the gum tissue. Gum problems can quickly progress from less aggressive gum problems without you noticing any clear signs of it.

Apart from occasionally inflamed and tender gums, the following signs or symptoms should raise concerns: bad breath, change in tooth position, apparently longer and/or loosened teeth and occasional sensation of tension in the area.

Unless addressed in time, the inflammation of the gum tissue can extend to the supporting structures of the tooth and could eventually lead to tooth loss.

Healthy gums

Healthy gums

  • Pink coloration
  • Firm and robust
  • Attached to the tooth
  • Condition: Healthy
Gum Problems

Gum problems

  • Invisible/visible plaque
  • Enlarged blood vessels
  • Acute inflammatory reaction
  • Reddening, swelling
  • Condition: Reversible
Advanced Gum Problems

Advanced Gum Problems

  • Extended inflammation
  • Chronic inflammatory reaction
  • Bone demineralisation
  • Condition: Irreversible