At this point, gum disease may have caused lasting damage, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be treated and further damage prevented.
Stage two is defined by the progression of the infection—once it has reached your bones and begun to attack them. The infection gains access to your bones by causing the gums to recede and expose the bones.
Symptoms to spot at this point are swelled and red gums, bad breath, bleeding when brushing and flossing, receded gums, and painful gums. If you exhibit stage two symptoms you will need to see a dental professional to address the issue. If you think you might be exhibiting symptoms but you’re not sure, it’s best to visit your dental professional so they can properly advise you.