Written by Avinash Ramani, M.S. (Biotechnology)  | 
Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD on Feb 22, 2014

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Periodontitis

The key symptoms for periodontitis are bad breath and soft, shiny gums that bleed easily. The patients’ description of symptoms, along with simple examination of mouth, is sufficient to diagnose periodontitis.

Symptoms of periodontitis include:

  • Bad breath or breath odor
  • Gums appear bright red or dark red-purple
  • Shiny gums
  • Gums bleed easily (may cause bleeding even with gentle brushing)
  • Tender, painless gums or swollen gums.
  • Loose teeth
Periodontitis Loss Teeth

Diagnosis of Periodontitis

Diagnosis of periodontitis is based on the description of symptoms by the patient, and by oral examination for plaque, tartar or bleeding gums. Gum health is examined by measuring the depth of the gingival sulcus, the channel between gums and teeth, using a metal probe. An X-ray may be necessary to study bone loss.

References:

  1. Periodontitis - (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001059.htm)
  2. Periodontal (Gum) Disease - (http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/GumDiseases/PeriodontalGumDisease.htm)

Comments

OralMax Tuesday, August 31, 2010

OralMax Gum Disease Treatment can help you with bleeding gums, inflammation, sensitivity and dental mobility. Can help stop bone loss and reduce the dental mobility from grade 2 to grade 0 (Miller's Classification).
All this thanks to the tannin acids (astringent) naturally obtained from different quercus species evaluated and recognized as an effective substance against bleeding gums, inflammation and dental mobility in diabetic and non-diabetic patients.

Kapistru Tuesday, August 31, 2010

OralMax Gum Disease Treatment can help you with bleeding gums, inflammation, sensitivity and dental mobility.
Can help stop bone loss and reduce the dental mobility from grade 2 to grade 0 (Miller's Classification).

All this thanks to the tannin acids (astringent) naturally obtained from different quercus species evaluated and recognized as an effective substance against bleeding gums, inflammation and dental mobility in diabetic and non-diabetic patients.

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