Do I Have Gum Disease?

Gum Disease Assessment Questions

  • Has your dentist or dental hygienist ever told you that you have deep pockets?
  • Do your gums bleed when you brush?
  • Have you been told that you have a gum infection?
  • Do you smoke tobacco products?
  • Do your teeth feel loose?
  • Do any of your relatives have gum problems?
  • Have your gums receded or become sensitive to cold or sweets?
  • Do you have diabetes or heart disease?

If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, you are at risk for periodontal (gum) disease and should consult a periodontist.