Periodontal disease is silent. There frequently are no symptoms at all. The bone literally melts away from around the patient's teeth and the teeth loosen or even fall out without ANY PAIN. It is important that EVERYONE has a complete periodontal exam by a professional.
Read this article by the Academy of Periodontology for more information: http://perio.org/consumer/cdc-study.htm
Do you know what your periodontal pocket numbers are? If not, feel free to call our office for a complete periodontal evaluation. No referral is needed.