What are the symptoms for gingivitis?

The symptoms and signs of Gingivitis are as under.

  • Red gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Tender gums
  • Bad breath
  • Separation of gum from teeth

Since gingivitis is not associated with pain it might exist without the person knowing it. You might realize that there is something wrong only when you find that while brushing blood comes on the toothbrush and also the gum starts bleeding when you apply some pressure on the gums

You can identify healthy gums by checking whether they are firm and also pink in color. On the other hand if you have gingivitis, your gums will be puffy, dusky red and bleed easily. The damage done from gingivitis can be reversed provided you take early remedial actions.