This just in from one of the readers of this site. I prompted her several times to go to the Periodontist and here is what she said after doing so:
This is something just learned!!!
1. Any Bleeding while brushing is NOT normal!
2. Bad Breath or bad taste in mouth.
3. Gums Retreating from teeth,
4. Gums soft, swollen or tender.
5. Teeth have shifted position, changing bite.
6. loose teeth
7. Pus seeping from gum line or between teeth.
One or more you SHOULD see a Periodontist!!!!! DO not wait like I did!!!!
That is all correct. I have mentioned that bleeding while brushing and flossing is not normal at all. I even wrote a post about it. I also mention this in my book, What You Should Know about Gum Disease.
The funny thing about this is that until I started looking into gum disease, I had the same problem. My background is in the life sciences and even I didn’t know any better.
Can you imagine how that little factoid alone could help so many people in the world?
Again, Here are some of the tools that I personally used to fight against gum disease.
One of the premiere tools that I have used is the Hydro Floss.
Anyway, I’m glad that you made it to the periodontist and that you are finally understanding how serious the problem is and I’m also glad that you will be getting the professional care that you need to help you win the battle against gum disease.
– Warm regards ,