is mostly the late stage of gum disease, and happens when the early sign of Gingivitis are neglected, and the disease is allowed to progress further. Although the terms “gingivitis” and “periodontitis” are often used interchangeably, they are two different conditions along the spectrum of periodontal (gum) disease. Gingivitis refers to inflammation of the gums due to an excess of plaque on the teeth. Signs of gingivitis include red, swollen gums, and gums that bleed easily when you brush your teeth.
By contrast, periodontitis has progressed to more serious gum disease. One key sign of periodontitis: the gum tissue pulls away from the teeth, creating pockets where additional bacteria can build up and cause an infection. Many people do not notice symptoms of gingivitis, but signs of possible periodontitis include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, pain when chewing, poor tooth alignment, receding gums or pockets between the teeth and gums, sores on the inside of the mouth, and loose or sensitive teeth.