Is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports your teeth. Parodontitis can cause tooth loss or worse, an increased risk of heart attack or stroke and other serious health problems.
Bright red or purplish gums
Gums that feel tender when touched
Gums that pull away from your teeth (recede), making your teeth look longer than normal
New spaces developing between your teeth
Pus between your teeth and gums
Bad taste in your mouth
A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite