If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth or when you eat certain foods, that is a sign that you have gingivitis. Loose teeth are a sign of further breakdown of the supporting tissues around the teeth, called periodontitis or periodontal disease.
Gingivitis and periodontal disease are almost always painless conditions, so it is very important to have regular dental check-ups to enable us to detect the disease early, before it has a chance to destroy too much of the supporting bone.
Periodontal disease is a major cause of tooth loss. It is very important that it is diagnosed and treated early.
Read more about periodontal treatment.