Since periodontitis is painless you may even be unaware that you have this subtle disease. The early stage of the gums disease is called gingivitis. In this case, your gums is red, swollen, bleeding at time of tooth brushing. During this stage disease is reversible and easily diagnosed and treated by medical practitioner, just by individual and professional oral hygiene procedures.
More widespread and more severe periodontal disease is periodontitis, resulting in even deeper decay of periodontal tissues: gum, dental ligament and bone. In early stages of the disease your gums can be treated. In severe periodontitis teeth become mobile and can be lost.