Well, this is something that is generally not noticed by an individual it is usually diagnosed by a professional.
However there are some signs to indicate periodontal disease that you might watch out for.
The first is the smell. Bad breath. Bad breath is caused by the bacteria that initiate periodontal disease and the bacteria by-product that are present in the mouth.
Another sign of periodontal disease is pain in the gums, redness, swelling and recession.
However again as I mentioned, it is very difficult to tell the onset, or the beginning of periodontal disease, by the individual and that must be done by a professional to help you diagnose that and prevent that process from being exacerbated or progressing to a point where it causes irreversible damage.
So the question is, “how do I tell if I have periodontal disease?” Really the most important way is to go see your professional dental health care provider twice a year and they’ll diagnose that for you.
I’m Dr. Wagner and I appreciate the awesome opportunity to answer your question, “how do I tell if I have periodontal disease”. If you think you may be suffering from periodontal disease, give our dental office in South East Boise a call and we’ll get you scheduled to see our team and get a definitive answer.