Symptoms of Gingivitis
Gingivitis symptoms can be subtle at first and can be hard to notice. With gingivitis, you may experience:
Knowing whether your gums are swollen or discolored can be hard for many people. You might not know what healthy gums look like. Sometimes you can tell if one region of your mouth has gingivitis and another does not–you can tell that one place has redder gums that look puffier. Many people think that it’s normal if gums are tender when touched or that bleeding gums are normal. They are not normal, and if you experience them, you should see your dentist.
Bad breath is normal after eating a meal with strong odors or flavors. However, persistent bad breath is a symptom of poor oral health. It might be an infected tooth rather than gum disease, but it still means that you should see a dentist for treatment.