Periodontal disease is a chronic but assympotmatic disease. Patients usually feel no pain in spite of continuous damage. Periodontal disease persistently destroys the underlying connection between teeth, gums and bone. Thus, most therapy is aimed at preventing further disease.
Periodontal disease has specific signs and symptoms such as bleeding gums, recessed gums, bone loss, loose teeth, missing teeth and teeth crowding. Your periodontologist will be able to evaluate your oral health and give you a thorough diagnosis.